Year 9- Day 38: Today, I am grateful for core values.
CS Lewis said that "Evil is a result of the abuse of free will." He was correct. Evil is real and present in this world. One of the things that we can do to fight off the darkness is to model and instill core values in our children.
"Do unto others as you would like them to do to you." Luke 6:31
Being respectful teaches respect. Being truthful teaches honesty. Promoting peaceful solutions teaches peace. Waiting gracefully models patience. Choosing kindness and gentleness breathes those qualities into the next generation.
Choosing love and joy changes ordinary days into something special. Offering help with compassion and sincerity can change someone's day... or week. Prayerful moments that offer gratitude, ask for help and seek guidance keep us in touch with the Master of the Universe who calls us His children.
Our intentions and actions towards others reveal a great deal about us. Character is who you are when no one is looking. Core values help us build character... until the right choice is the natural choice. It doesn't mean it is always the easy choice, but we know it is absolutely the right choice.
Today, I am grateful for core values.