Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is about doing things for others that are useful and thoughtful. It may not be an expected act, and it may not be large, but it is always done with respect and without expectation of return. Sometimes there is a request for help…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is about doing for others what they may not be able to do for themselves. Accepting help from others is an act of humility and asking for help is an act of courage. Helpfulness is a benefit for the both the giver and…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is about doing things that will make a difference for someone else. Our helpfulness does not have to be large as even small things that are useful demonstrate that we value humans. We value ourselves when we have the humility and willingness to…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is about supporting others in the ways they need or request and doing so respectfully. We serve others without putting ourselves above them, doing so out of thoughtfulness. The practice of helpfulness also includes asking for help when we need it, using our…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is about making a difference in the life of another person. We are helpful when we recognize when it is time to step in and assist and when we can give others the respect of doing for themselves. We do not need to…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is about seeing a need and stepping in to be of service. Helpfulness is thoughtfulness with action.  It is awareness of others and what they need to make life easier for them.  It can be as simple as listening to someone who needs…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. The practice of helpfulness is shown by noticing what people need. At times that person is our own selves. You do not need to wait to be asked. Rather the best question any leader asks is “How can I help you?” Today I will…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is about giving others what they need and taking care of our personal needs. When we are thoughtful and provide a service to others without being asked – we are being helpful. Helpfulness includes having the courage and strength to ask for the…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is a genuine concern for how others are feeling and doing. We listen carefully to their words, perceiving the needs they may have that they are not speaking. Kindness combines so many of the virtues, caring, compassion, friendliness, helpfulness, love, tact, into the…

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Gifts of Character – Service

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Service. Service is about finding opportunities to be useful to others and acting on it with enthusiasm. Many times our service is offered as a contribution, without receiving anything in return. Even in our professional careers, we can work with the spirit of service, giving…

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