Gifts of Character – Responsibility

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Responsibility. Responsibility is about being dependable to do what we say we will do and giving excellence to all we take on. When we make a mistake, or there is an area we can improve, we do so willingly without excuses. We discern the influence…

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Gifts of Character – Charity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Charity. The virtue of charity is different than the act of giving to a charity. When we are charitable, we view others with a generous spirit, willing to give them the benefit of the doubt without judgment. Our caring shows through by how we respond…

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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 – Trust

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Trust. Trust in a person is about believing and having confidence in them. Trust in ourselves is about a positive outlook and being sure that whatever life brings us, that there is a lesson and a gift for our growth. Trust is faith and hope…

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Gifts of Character – Patience

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Patience. Patience soothes our souls as we endure those things that we cannot control with a peaceful heart. We trust the process of life. Patience is about learning to see the lessons that come from waiting, not complaining, recognizing those experiences as gifts from the…

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Gifts of Character – Integrity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Integrity. Integrity is about having a moral compass based on high principles and ideas. With integrity, we do not pick and choose when or what we are honest about, we are honest all of the time. Integrity is a wholeness of character that can be…

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Gifts of Character – Gentleness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Gentleness. Gentleness starts with a desire that no harm comes to others and that all things, creatures, and persons are safe in our presence. We grow this attitude by beginning with compassion for ourselves and taking time to engage in gentle activities. When we stop…

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Gifts of Character – Enthusiasm

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is about an excitement for life inspired by our mission and an appreciation for what we have at this moment. With passion we find joy in each moment, we are optimistic about the future, and we follow our dreams holding nothing back. I…

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Gifts of Character – Tact

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tact. Tact is about what we say, how we say it and awareness of the depth of power in the words we choose. Our words last a lifetime when spoken to a child and changes beliefs as they grow into adulthood. When we use tact,…

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Gifts of Character – Cleanliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Cleanliness. Cleanliness is thought of many times first from the standpoint of our hygiene or surroundings. However to create peace in our life cleanliness in our speech, thoughts, and habits serve the dignity and honor of ourselves and others. Even the ability to forgive and…

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