Gifts of Character – Faithfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Faithfulness. Faithfulness is about our promise either to ourselves or others to be true to our word through changes and time. Our commitment to personal relationships is a sacred trust and a sign of lasting love. When we are faithful to our work, we are…

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Gifts of Character – Devotion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Devotion. Devotion is about commitment, passionate focus on something that we care about deeply. When devoted to a life purpose, we feel so strongly about it that we cannot resist giving our full energy to those tasks. When dedicated to those we love, we will…

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Gifts of Character – Sincerity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Sincerity. Sincerity is about our words and actions coming from our truth without a need to pretend to be something we are not. We are not attempting to control others think or to manipulate the outcomes of events, we are simply transparently truthful speaking and…

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Gifts of Character – Generosity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Generosity. Generosity is that spirit and desire to share what we have. Sharing is also about a willingness to receive what others want to share. We give to others with joy without expecting anything in return, and we receive from others, counting it as a…

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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 – Openness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Openness. Openness is about sharing who we are and what we feel without attempting to control the response of others by the way we speak or ask questions. We are open to ideas with no hidden agendas and curious about how others feel about the…

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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 – Serenity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Serenity. Serenity comes from our practice of stillness and reflection. It is a peaceful spirit that trusts, is accepting and resilient when we are feeling fearful. Our presence at this moment is mindful knowing that this too shall pass, both the good and the bad.…

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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 – Flexibility

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Flexibility. Flexibility is about meeting the unexpected happenings around us with curiosity and adaptability. We are open to seeing new possibilities and to the opinions and feelings of others. When circumstances change, we use flexibility to grow new habits and imagine new ways to do…

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