The word of the month for June is INTEGRITY
INTEGRITY means: "I mean what I say and I say what I mean!"
“In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
Many people mistakenly equate integrity with simple being honest. But integrity is so much more than that. Integrity is about being true to oneself, one's values and principles, one's word, and one's standards and beliefs. It's raw honesty in the deepest regard to oneself and others.
word of the month for May is TRUSTWORTHINESS
means Worthy of Trust by being Reliable, Accountable & Dependable
are not destinations. What people promise to do and what they end up
doing may be two different things. The best predictors of character are
not the words of the moment, but the actions of the past"
Accountability, Dependability (RAD). Trustworthiness is one of the
greatest challenges faced in our everyday lives. It relies upon our
abilities to make choices that will leave a confident impression of
ourselves. We know from a very early age by experience that not everyone
is capable of securing our trust. Almost every "role model" in
today's society have had issues with cheating, lying, breaking laws &
promises. Even the media is not a reliable source of
information. Perhaps the bigger issue is how WE can achieve
trustworthiness from others? We can start by recognizing the ways
we can demonstrate our own reliability by taking ownership and being
accountable for our actions with a positive, realistic outlook by our words and
actions and striving to always be counted to try to do the right thing.
word of the month for April is LEGACY
means a Gift, Lesson or Reputation handed down from one person or group to
legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great
example" -Benjamin Disraeli
a legacy is what people remember about us - our character, skills, achievements
and lessons. What type of legacy do you choose to leave? Hopefully,
by our actions, we will leave a very positive impression. It is important
to be aware of the type of impact we are placing in the memories of those we
come into contact with every day. Each one of us can remember at least
one person besides our parents & caregivers that have changed our thinking,
shown a different perspective, made us feel good about who we are or brought
out the best in us perhaps even altered the course of our lives in a profound
way. Choose to treat others in the same format of those that have
positively influenced your life and you will secure a legacy to be proud of for
yourself and those that inherit your life's gifts.
word of the month for March is COURAGE
means the willingness to face fears & challenges with determination
is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is
more important than fear" -Ambrose
is a vital aspect of moving towards our goals and a necessary element in having
new experiences. Courage is a bravery that allows each of us to look
beyond what causes us to pause and become fearful before taking the next steps
towards what we wish to achieve. It is important to understand that
everyone feels afraid or anxious of the unknown or an uncertain
situation. Courage comes from the willingness to be open to new
possibilities & opportunities beyond the unknown and allows us to welcome
challenges as they come along.
word of the month for February is LOYALTY
means Faithful & Committed to a Person, Place, Group or Cause
you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your
is very important to maintaining a standard of committment to people or life's
circumstances. It is a behavior that requires a person to be true,
faithful & supportive within all types of relationships. Children
learn loyalty from their family and early friendships and extends to developing
good personal relationships with peers and coworkers later in life.
Loyalty should not compromise a persons ability to determine 'right' or 'wrong'
situations nor should it be used to compromise our character or belief
system. Used in the right way, loyalty develops trust and respect.
word of the month for January is HEALTH
means Well being in Body, Mind & Spirit
"The one who thinks about his health only
after it is compromised is likely the one who will have to think about his
health a great deal"
-Dr Robyn Silverman
is the beginning of a new year which usually means that we are more apt to
review the past year and prepare for the current year to come. With this,
we usually analyze how we feel about ourselves and how we can change all
aspects of ourselves for the better. Our state of wellbeing, or health,
is something we often take for granted unless we find there is something wrong
with it. Our physical, mental & spiritual health is something that we
all need to become proactive advocates. There are a number of small,
simple, positive changes we all can make to live our lives in the most optimal
way possible. When we feel good about ourselves, we will automatically be
more capable of facing obstacles & coping with challenges. Finding
ways to manage stress, becoming more active, choosing the right 'body fuel'
& getting adequate rest are all fantastic ways to begin a brand new
year. Practicing good habits every day will set you on the right path for
a successful year!