Gifts of Character – Respect

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Respect. Respect is about honoring ourselves and others for the right of each to be unique. We value all humans for their worth without an attempt to make everyone just like us. We give dignity to each person in the world, honoring the sacredness of…

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Gifts of Character – Respect

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Respect. Respect is about caring for each other, recognizing each person’s dignity and that they matter. We honor them for their gifts of character, their experience, and ideas, by the way, we listen and speak with courtesy. When we treat others with dignity, we raise…

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Gifts of Character – Respect

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Respect. Respect is about seeing others as valuable and sacred to the Universe. We are sensitive to honoring each other with the dignity of life. Respect is equally important to show to ourselves, the earth, and all living things. Our respect for our life and…

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Gifts of Character – Respect

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Respect. Respect is an attitude of honoring everything that surrounds us. Respect people by the choice of words and tone of voice. Respect the earth by reducing our footprint. Respect for animals by caring for them and their environment. Respect our family creates peaceful relationships.…

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Gifts of Character – Respect

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Respect. Respect is about treating others as if they are valued. We do this with our voice and actions. When we are respectful of each other we raise the level of trust and peacefulness in our relationships. When we treat our environment with respect we…

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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 – Dignity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Dignity. Dignity is about the feeling of respect and worthiness that we have for ourselves. With dignity, we have confidence in our goodness and avoid behavior and habits that are self-damaging. When we have dignity for ourselves, it helps us to appreciate the value of…

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Gifts of Character – Courtesy

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Courtesy. While courtesy is about our manners in the way we speak and act toward others, it is most importantly about respect for humans. If we value the life of other people beyond ourselves, we treat others with kindness and tact. We demonstrate courtesy with…

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Gifts of Character – Nobility

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Nobility. Nobility is our intention and practice of being true to our values and the goodness within us. Every individual chooses to take the moral high ground or to bring others down. Nobility is the moral compass that guides us to decency. We lead principled…

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Gifts of Character – Awe

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Awe. Being inspired to reflect the virtues comes from our profound respect for the Universe and the realization that no one else in the universe is just like us. We each have our unique potential that we choose to practice, alert to the signs that…

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