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"Good Habits are formed at youth."

What are values and why do we need them?
They are cherished beliefs and standards for right and wrong. They provide direction and meaning to life. Values inspire constructive behavior.

What values do you consider most important?
The following is a starting place for creating your own list of values:

  • compassion
  • generosity
  • helpfulness
  • wisdom
  • forgiveness
  • courtesy
  • punctuality
  • truthfulness
  • self-respect
  • obedience
  • patience
  • responsibility
  • dependability
  • cooperation
  • honesty
  • fairness
  • kindness
  • tolerance
  • self-discipline
  • loyalty
  • courage
  • self-assurance
  • sportsmanship
  • gratitude
  • creativity
  • joyfulness
  • motivation
  • faithfulness
  • knowledge
  • respectfulness

How can you instill values in yourself?

  1. Read and discuss stories that support your beliefs.
  2. Monitor your media exposure that can undermine parental influence and the development of moral standards for behavior.
  3. Share your approval when praiseworthy behavior is portrayed in the media and/or in real life, and discuss your displeasure when corrupt behavior is displayed.
  4. Show your gratitude for admirable conduct. For example, "Johnny, thank you for helping me with my chores around the house, I really appreciate it." 
  5. Name your own commendable actions. For example, "I was honest when I told the clerk she had given me too much change." "I recycle items because we need to do our part to protect the environment."
  6. Be polite and considerate toward others.
  7. Do what you say you will do.
  8. Share your time, talents and possessions.
  9. Set goals and complete difficult tasks.
  10. Display warmth, support, encouragement, and consistency.
  11. Set high but reasonable standards for your behavior.
  12. Listen respectfully to other's ideas and feelings.
  13. Answer questions politely.
  14. Always make positive choices.
  15. Take time to have fun with your friends and/or family. For example, play games, read, pretend, look at family photos, share dreams, attend events, participate in sports or hobbies, or volunteer for worthy causes.
  16. Agree on family rules and live by them. For example, the television is off during family meals; we are kind to each other; we do not use profanity.
  17. Divide chores and work together on family projects.
  18. Remember, if others see you adopting values and morals, there's a great chance that they will do the same. 

The story of a blind girl. 

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she’s blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He’s always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend.

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she can see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?” The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend is blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying. “Just take care of my eyes dear."

This is how human brain changes when the status changed.

Only few remember what life was before, and who’s always been there even in the most painful situations.


Life is A Gift.

Today before you think of saying an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Today before you complain about life – Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you argue about cleaning your room – Think of the kids who are living in the streets.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and  be thankful that you’re alive.

 

Life is a gift – Live it...Enjoy it...Celebrate it and Fulfill it. 


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