Gifts of Character – Humanity

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Humanity. Humanity comes from our caring for all people without regard to their ethnicity, religion, or outward appearances. The more we get to know others and serve them as people that have the same concerns and hopes, problems and dreams of others, our empathy and compassion…

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Gifts of Character – Purity

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Purity. Purity is about living in a clean state of mind, physically and spiritually. It begins with the intentions for our words and actions. We choose to remove negativity and replace with practices of integrity to our true self. We live with a clean conscious by…

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Gifts of Character – Appreciation

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Appreciation. Appreciation is about being present with others at a level that we recognize what is right about them and acknowledge, honor even celebrate their virtues. We see their positive intentions and value them for the effort they put into our relationship. Appreciation is gratefulness for…

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Gifts of Character – Humility

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Humility. Humility is about serving others without pretentiousness. We are not looking for accolades, but rather give our best effort with modesty. A person with humility would not boast about their accomplishments. Humility respects the knowledge and views of others and is willing to learn their…

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Gifts of Character – Purposefulness

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Purposefulness. Purposefulness is our knowing that we are here on this earth for a reason and then discovering the part we play in life. There is a process for filling that purpose. We set our intention, focus and visualize, set goals and take on each task…

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Gifts of Character – Mercy

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Mercy. Mercy is about going beyond what is justice or need and gives more compassion and forgiveness. When another person makes a mistake or offends us in some manner, we are humble enough to remember that we have done the same and received a second chance.…

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Gifts of Character – Openness

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Openness. Openness is about listening to others and their ideas with full presence. We are willing to be persuaded and express our thoughts without an attempt to manage how others may respond. Openness creates opportunities for us to be surprised and blessed by what we learn.…

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Gifts of Character – Determination

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Determination. A determination is about the energy, focus, and intention that we give a goal or dream. We do not give up when it becomes difficult or if the attempts we make do not work out. We persevere with intention and ambition until we accomplish our…

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Gifts of Character – Fidelity

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Fidelity. Fidelity in a relationship is faithfulness and loyalty both in the spirit and the details of our agreement. Fidelity is needed not only in our intimate relationships as well as personal and professional but also with ourselves. When we are faithful to our ideals, word,…

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Gifts of Character – Service

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Acceptance. Service is about contributing the gifts, knowledge, time, treasures we have in useful ways. The spirit of service is an attitude of generosity and is the fullest expression of our lives. We serve others, starting with our family and loved ones with the highest quality…

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