Gifts of Character – Orderliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Orderliness. Orderliness is about living in a way that everything has its place and is kept where they belong. It helps us to be more focused and purposeful when we are living in a way that creates harmony. Today the universe must have know that…

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Gifts of Character – Openness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Openness. Openness relates closely to honesty, both with ourselves and others. When we are open to sharing with others in an honest manner without pretense, we demonstrate our honesty and sincerity. Being open to the thoughts and feelings of others shows that we are more…

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Gifts of Character – Initiative

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Initiative. In a world that children believe they can do anything (including fly) adults quickly teach them “reality” and tamp down their initiative, even their creativity. In my life I have been told that I could not do things because I was too young, or…

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Gifts of Character – Love

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Love. We have seen it said that love is a verb – an action word, one that is given to others and through kindness and tenderness. Love is about a commitment to a person, place or idea that is demonstrated by one’s endurance, belief and…

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Gifts of Character – Generosity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Generosity. Anytime we see another person give to others we think of them as being generous. Today I will reflect on generosity, thinking about the value of the gift, how important it is to me, and sharing what I have. There are so many ways…

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Gifts of Character – Awe

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Awe. Awe may not sound immediately like a part of our character. In fact though without Awe we may lose out on other virtues that are more visible for us and others. Awe is a deep respect and gratitude for life, both the beauty and…

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Gifts of Character – Discernment

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Discernment.  Discernment is about looking inside our self for the answer to our questions – trusting that it will unfold when the time is right.  Being patient, not rushing our decisions while separating our assumptions from facts. This gift of character is difficult in this…

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Gifts of Character – Endurance

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Endurance. In every season of your life different challenges come our way. It is with endurance that we are able to find the strength to stay the course, to stick with our mission / purpose. I am happy to have chosen this Virtue today, as…

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Gift of Character – Wisdom

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Wisdom.  Wisdom goes beyond having the knowledge of a matter.  Wisdom comes after reflection and consideration – looking at the the effects on ourselves and others; then making a choice to follow the best course of action. I will practice wisdom today by looking carefully…

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Gift of Character – Tact

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tact.  Tact is about being aware of the impact of our words on the feelings of others.  I am aware of the need to be tactful with all ages.  I am also aware of having a strong personality that may at times not come across…

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