Are you led by truth and wisdom to confirm others? Or seek validation about who you are? Do truth and wisdom validate you on their own merits as you look inside yourself for answers to tough questions about life? Do they make you seek solutions to life’s problems? Where does wisdom come from? How do we know truth when we hear it? Is wisdom a gift that some people have and others don’t?
Up until the 2008 presidential election Oprah never publicly endorsed a candidate, at least, no one that I know of. It surprised her closest allies when she announced her support for the then presidential candidate, B. H. Obama. She said by using her truths she was guided into this decision.
It is hard to really size up a person by outwardly observing a few of his or her interactions with other people. Often, after spending time with a person one on one do we realize his or her true character. We are soon forced to decide – do we want to continue a relationship, on any level, or call the whole thing off. I think I am a pretty good judge of character. There are signs I’ve learned to look for in a person. Sometimes I miss the mark. These signs or character traits I will mention below.
There are several good character traits a person should strive to acquire, and practice often.
are values worthy of promoting in our schools, churches, government and workplaces. These character traits or values should relate to everyone and should guide us when making tough decisions. I think the traits should be taught when a person is young and given opportunities to practice them as they grow. They help develop a child into becoming a person with good morals and ethical values, and purpose.
How many times are you privileged to introduce a person you know to someone else? Do you shy away from the opportunity because the person doesn’t live up to your values or expectations? Would it cast a bad reflection on you for even knowing such a person? Or would you use the platform you have to make a difference – letting the other person be the judge for him or her self? I hope that anyone would be proud of his or her relationship with another, led by truth and wisdom.
I love, love, love the people I’m closest to, imperfections and all. With all my imperfections, I know that they have much grace in their hearts to be around me. 🙂 But that shouldn’t stop me from becoming a better person today, than I was yesterday.