Gifts of Character – Acceptance

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Acceptance. Acceptance is about facing the truth with honesty. We see ourselves and others for the qualities we have, not judging for what does not appear to be there. Honesty about ourselves helps us to take the lessons and move forward with new awareness and growth.…

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Gifts of Character – Moderation

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Moderation. Moderation is about doing everything with balance. Our work, play, hobbies, family, even serving others, all is done in balance and time is given to each. That does not mean that there are not times when one takes precedence over another. It says that…

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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 – Responsibility

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Responsibility. Responsibility begins with knowing what ours is, committing to putting forth our best effort and sticking with it reliably. We are careful not to attempt fixing the responsibility of others, especially their spiritual work. Discernment of what we are willing to commit to and…

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Gifts of Character – Helpfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Helpfulness. Helpfulness is the action side of thoughtfulness. We are helpful when we do things for others that make a difference and assisting them in what they have not learned to do yet. When we help others, we do so in a respectful manner, taking…

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Gifts of Character – Cheerfulness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Cheerfulness. Cheerfulness is about a wearing smile inside and out – not fake but a looking for the good in whatever is happening. It is an optimistic attitude that is not attached to results, having confidence that we can figure it out and trust that…

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Gifts of Character – Gentleness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Gentleness. Gentleness is an attitude that comes from a desire not to cause harm or to hurt anyone or anything. We draw this virtue out from ourselves by purposefully taking time for activities that promote a soft touch or a kind voice. When we are…

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Gifts of Character – Sacrifice

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Sacrifice. Sacrifice is about giving our all to what is the most important. Parents know how that feels when they may give up personal comforts for what is best for their child. We may have a mission that is sacred to us that we give…

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Gifts of Character – Consideration

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Consideration. Consideration is about seeing the needs of others, especially in small daily acts of kindness. We add to the happiness of those closest to us when we are aware of their needs, remember their preferences and then do things that are meaningful to them.…

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Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion begins when we care for others, working on understanding the plight, letting go of judgments. We listen with curiosity, helping others to find their wisdom. We act to ease the distress when it is appropriate and call on the Universe silently to help…

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