Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY/ WONDERFUL YOU!
Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal
Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do
Have the courage to do the right thing Build a good reputation
Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
When wealth is gone, little is lost; when health is gone, something is lost; but when character is gone, all is lost!
Be tolerant and accepting of differences
Use good manners, not bad language
Be considerate of the feelings of others
Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Treat all people fairly
Take turns and share
Be open-minded; listen to others
Don’t blame others carelessly
Don’t take advantage of others
Be compassionate and show you care
Help people in need
You can get everything money will buy without a lick of character, but you can't get any of the things money won't buy--happiness, joy, peace of mind, winning relationships, etc. without character.
Sometimes I wonder if these things are being taught to people anymore. I grew up in a time where character meant something and I have lived my life trying to succeed in developing a better me. I like to think that the people I admire do have a lot of these wonderful traits in their character too.
The wonderful thing about character and integrity, which are intimately related, is that they're one of the few things in life that no one will ever be able to forcefully take away from you. Your choices are your own. Even if someone can take your life, they can't force you to make a choice that you believe is wrong
YOU are wonderful!
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday everyone!