Gifts of Character – Tolerance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tolerance. Tolerance is about not judging ourselves or others. It is about acceptance along with justice. Many times those things that we see in others that irritates us that can teach us about ourselves. If we look closely, we will find those areas we would…

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Gifts of Character – Tolerance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tolerance. Tolerance is about accepting and appreciating that not all cultures or individuals are the same. Those differences can be enjoyed and celebrated when we eliminate judging those things that are different from ourselves as bad. When we practice tolerance, we open the door to…

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Gifts of Character – Tolerance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tolerance. Tolerance is about acceptance growing into an appreciation for differences, especially if they involve belief systems. In relationships, tolerance may be a good first step in building unity. However, it is not the final step. Our appreciation for humanity will go beyond tolerance to…

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Gifts of Character – Tolerance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tolerance. Tolerance is about taking our time to appreciate and accept things that are different from our way. We are willing to accept that not everyone values the same virtues equally, and all people have feelings, needs, hopes, and dreams. Even while practicing tolerance we…

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Gifts of Character – Tolerance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tolerance. Tolerance is accepting differences and appreciating diversity. Our acceptance is both of culture and personalities. Tolerance leads to unity because without judgment we recognize the needs, hopes and dreams of everyone. Even when tolerant, though, we know when to stand up for justice, doing…

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Gifts of Character – Tolerance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tolerance. Tolerance is about not looking at others in a demeaning way because they are different from us. Tolerance reaches out to others in a friendly manner to help them feel included. Tolerance accepts people for who they are – including their faults. As I…

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Gifts of Character – Tolerance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tolerance. Tolerance much like acceptance is about realizing there will be things that we wish were different, but tolerance helps us appreciate diversity and be willing to forgive others when mistakes are made. Tolerance is not weak and will stand up for justice – while…

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Gifts of Character – Zeal

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Zeal. Zeal is about having a passion for a purpose or mission in life. We believe so much in our intention that we give our all to serve our cause. We balance our zeal with openness for the opinion and beliefs that others may have, showing…

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Gifts of Character – Zeal

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Zeal. Zeal is about passion and belief in our purpose or those things that we value deeply. When we are zealous for a cause, it is because we believe in something and not just against something else. Because of that, we must balance our zeal…

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Gifts of Character – Forgiveness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Forgiveness. Forgiveness is about our willingness to heal the past. It does not require that we let another off the hook, as we can and should hold others accountable for their actions or lack of actions. The healing effect of forgiveness frees us from the…

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