I few days ago (Sunday, May 29, 2016), Michelle Icard (author of Middle School Makeover) did an extraordinary thing. She turned a negative situation into a positive one, by simply following through on an idea brought forth by one of her Facebook friends, Brook Dwyer. Fabulous suggestion, Brook! Bravo Michelle!
I am delighted on how Michelle followed-up on a situation most people would ignore. Leaving a note and buying a round of coffee was a very dignified, diplomatic, and kind way to get her point across to three unwise, unkind, and indiscreet young ladies, who are still young enough to learn from this experience. As an anti-bullying expert and advocate of kindness, I applaud both Michelle and Brook for displaying good character!!! Kudos!! Thank you for a beautiful example of how character matters.
A person’s personality is characterized by what specific acts a person is comfortable doing. It is who he or she is. Should one be conscientious of his or her actions? Only that individual can answer that question.
Actions that promote love and compassion in the world will be more welcomed than those acts that do not. However, each person needs to be true to their own heart and do what feels genuine. That being said, positive energy breeds more positive energy. Love and kindness create more love and kindness. (Negative emotion and energy will also create more negative emotion and energy). Generally, what people put out in the world, they will in return experience.
If people put out love and joy, then love and joy will echo back to them. I invite you to try it; but, do so because it has been placed on your heart to do. Genuineness is a quintessential component to character; and, character really does matter.
P.S. Today’s image is designed to be a coloring sheet; feel free to download, print, and color it as a way to consider how character matters.
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