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Thoughts on Character

Character sustains beauty

Character sustains destiny

One thing that makes everyone unique or stand out is character. Character is moral strength and describes notable and eccentric feature(s) of a person.

As smoke can not be hidden, so is a person’s character. Character is linked to self-control, temperance and discipline.

Deborah King, co-founder of Global Protocol, Etiquette and Civility Academy lists 21 things we can do to improve character:

1. Forgive everyone.
2. Give more than you take.
3. Write a weekly thank-you note.
4. Respond with a soft answer.
5. Encourage others.
6. Conduct business with honesty and integrity.
7. Keep your word.
8. Examine your demands on others.
9. Be thankful.
10. Laugh.
11. Defend the defenseless.
12. Honor your body. It is the only one you have.
13. Treasure the simplicity of everyday moments.
14. Be inclusive.
15. Listen more fully.
16. Be content.
17. Sing and dance daily.
18. Practice daily random acts of kindness.
19. Pray without ceasing.
20. Spend more time improving your character than you do improving your appearance.
21. Celebrate and communicate your love for others.

Note that exercising control over a behavior improves character too and negative attributes unchecked can destroy existing relationships, friendships, business networks and even marriages.

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Shepherd’s Tale

Sweet are memories of the fields-
Valley greens and blue clouds,
The frolicsome rabbits and slow worms,
All shades of flowers and singing birds
Replay on the shepherd’s mind

In the morning, was a light shower
The path wet with dew- Heaven’s water
But the sheep went happy, through the misty path
When evening came, the sun’s heat became softer
As the shepherd boy called his flock to gather