Of course, it is easy to dictate what is right and what is wrong; what to do and what not to do; but we must be mindful of our own thoughts and actions. It is a wonderful experience to help other people, but I also believe we have to be cognizant of applying our teachings in our own daily lives. After so many years of habitual thinking, I still catch myself reverting back to the same negative thought patterns. Since I am aware of this now, I am able to quickly dismiss them or change them into positive thoughts. I am a disciplined person, and I am improving my life every day. I am coming to expect this of you…
Give someone a compliment today. Lift someone up. Encourage someone to keep moving forward. Inspire someone to become better. Motivate someone to be creative and productive. It’s such a good feeling when you can totally change someone’s day for the better just by being a positive influence. (Thank you Traci for the seashell.)
Parents beware: your children watch every move you make inside the home and outside the home. Right now, they are absorbing everything there is to know about life. Please be good role models for them, because they are depending on you to teach them all that you know. This is good, because you can actually mold them into becoming great adults. Your children are going to grow up being like you. So, are you happy and content? Do you like yourself? Are you a calm and patient person or are you uptight and anxious? Do you have manners, and are you polite and respectful toward others? How do you react to negative situations? Do you eat healthy food, and are you active? Maybe you need to change in some areas so that you can be the best role models you can be for your children. This is the perfect time to do so while they are still young and wanting to learn. Do it for you and them, because they need your guidance. Be very grateful for your children. They are blessings from God!
My definition of an honorable person is someone who is righteous, trustworthy, compassionate, and shows respect for others. A person of honor is fair and forgiving, takes responsibility for his/her own actions, keeps promises, and maintains composure during difficult situations. A person who earns an honest living and is willing to help others is being honorable. When these values are practiced, much respect from others will be gained, and there will be a spiritual peaceful feeling within.