Gifts of Character – Simplicity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Simplicity. Simplicity is about being content and satisfied with the gifts of life, not looking to fill our lives with stuff. When we remove the excess clutter in life and get back to the basics our minds are free to love our family, appreciate nature…

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Gifts of Character – Perseverance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Perseverance. Perseverance is about the will and willingness to carry on. Our dreams and goals are the focus, and despite obstacles, which may include ourselves, we remain focused and pursue these aims with patience and persistence. Perseverance can be applied in our relationships with people…

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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 – 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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Gifts of Character – Caring

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Caring. Caring is about giving our attention and taking action on what we value you the most. Caring for people, values, tasks, principles, and things that we believe in is a sign of love and we are not willing to accept less than our best…

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Gifts of Character – Steadfastness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Steadfastness. Steadfastness starts with clarity about who we are, what our purpose is or our commitment to a person or cause. As we rise to the challenges in any of those areas we grow our steady, dependable perseverance for any problem that comes up 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 – Creativity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Creativity. Creativity is about discovering your special talents and using them as a gift to the world. Your talent may be playing a sport, creating a craft, cooking a meal, painting a picture or writing inspiring words. Creativity is a connection to the beauty of…

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Gifts of Character – Hope

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Hope. Hope is the virtue that gives us the confidence to keep trying in the face of adversity. We are optimistic, looking to the future with trust in the Universe that we are not alone. When our dreams have not come true, yet we believe…

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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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