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”

Ethics Defined in One Sentence

Ethics. Having been encouraged to memorize this definition, I decided to share it with you today. And I’m not quite sure why I have not shared it sooner. It was one of the first messages from my former mentor that resonated with me. “Ethics is primarily the process of bringing out the implications of theContinue reading “Ethics Defined in One Sentence”

Bravery: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Bravery Today’s gratitude challenge is about Bravery. I began to think of all the common definitions of this term such as valor, courage, and fearlessness. I briefly recalled images of 15th Century Knights in battle. Why? I’m guessing this is the sort of thing we are taught as children. We read epic stories of theContinue reading “Bravery: 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”

Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

A = Acceptance – okay, it stands for apple, but I’m having some fun. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been learning about how to manage my inner game and found that my attitude greatly impacts my gratitude toward the things in my life. I wake up less grumpy if the first words or thoughtsContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Smile: A Cure for a Bad Day?

How often have you grumbled through the day in the hopes it would end soon? The day just didn’t start well. You slept through the alarm, stubbed your toe on the bed post, spilled coffee on your new shirt, et cetera. Down hill from here? it seems so. With mornings like these it’s a wonderContinue reading “Smile: A Cure for a Bad Day?”