Benevolence: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Benevolence. Something wonderful happens when we give from the heart. True monetary philanthropists give freely in exchange for an experience in helping others achieve their financial goals. But not everyone has extra money lying around. Even so, we can give freely what we do possess: A smile will warm someone’s heart. A good thought orContinue reading “Benevolence: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Benevolence: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Benevolence. Something wonderful happens when we give from the heart. True monetary philanthropists give freely in exchange for an experience in helping others achieve their financial goals. But not everyone has extra money lying around. Even so, we can give freely what we do possess: A smile will warm someone’s heart. A good thought orContinue reading “Benevolence: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Accountability: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Accountability. Today’s Virtue is Accountability. For any challenge or self-improvement one undertakes, it is best to be held accountable to stay on track. Yesterday’s first post for my Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues started with Acceptance. When we are held accountable, we achieve much more than we expected. It forces us to drum up ourContinue reading “Accountability: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Assertiveness: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Assertiveness is the virtue I am grateful for today. Do you know people who display a bold confidence in their behaviors or when they speak? They exude a confidence that is strikingly different than some of us. This virtue has a sister; it’s called ambition. When we are assertive, we possess a strong desire toContinue reading “Assertiveness: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Self-Respect

We are responsible for our own lives. Each of us must recognize what has worked for us in the past, what has not worked, and make new decisions based on that knowledge for the next move. We have all made mistakes. We must determine if we are present in life or absent from it. IfContinue reading “Self-Respect”

The Descriptive Self

What’s your response when someone whom you’ve just met asks you what you do? Do you tell him or her your occupation as if that’s who you are? Do you label yourself into a box with presumed connotations, false impressions, or negative or positive associations? Ok. So we’ve been programmed to answer this question invariablyContinue reading “The Descriptive Self”