Blessing for today ~ Real Character ~
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Character is living an honest, courageous, and ethical life with integrity. Our character is who we truly are. To be of honorable character is my highest aspiration. I speak of honor quite often in classes I teach. The expression of honor is exhibited in the respect we have for others, for nature, and for ourselves. To honor someone or something is to recognize a quality of excellence, and to acclaim it in word or deed. It is possible to salute or applaud in recognition without making a gesture or speaking a word. The acclamation is made in the pureness of love and admiration in our hearts, and in our manner. When I think of a particular special blessing to be bestowed, I always see myself kneeling at the feet of the recipient, even washing and anointing their feet. We show honor in our humility with love and peaceful acceptance.
How will you express your character today?
HERE is The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living by Mari Ruti.