Our Character Focus for May-June is:
A person of character is trustworthy, lives with integrity, is honest, reliable and loyal.
"In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves...And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility."
Integrity - means your actions reflect what you say you value.
People of integrity:
Stand up for their beliefs openly and boldly
Listen to their consciences and live by their principles
Are honorable in their action
Understand that silence can be a form of dishonesty
Promise-keeping - a vital moral aspect of reliability
Honor your commitments
Be dependable - do what you are supposed to do, return what you borrow
Show up where and when you are supposed to
Be prepared - do your homework and bring what you need to do your work
Stand by, stick up for and protect your family, friends, school & country
Be a good friend
Look out for those who care about you
Honesty and Mistakes - Sometimes a person who is truthful can make a mistake and be wrong about what the truth is. Honest mistakes can hurt trust (they reveal problems of reliability or carelessness) but a person who makes a mistake is not dishonest. We reveal our character in the way we deal with making mistakes. A person of character takes responsibility for their mistakes; clears up any misunderstanding, and shows sincere regret for their mistakes.