• SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."  Theodore Roosevelt
    Young people often believe they are powerless to make a difference in the world.  The truth is, you make a difference every day by being a good citizen.  A good citizen is a person who is respectful of others and their property, respects the laws or works responsibly to change them, and contributes to society.


    Number one:  Choose integrity.  (integrity = wholeness, honesty, uprightness)
        I choose to be honest with myself and the world around me, to integrate my principles into my daily life.  When I choose integrity, I make sound and healthy choices.  I feel good about myself, and I stand proud.
    Number two:  Choose to do and be your personal best.
         I choose to do my very best each day.  When I am willing to do my personal best, I win self-respect and self-esteem.
    Number three:  Choose a positive attitute.
         I choose a positive attitude, noticing what's good, right, and wonderful in myself and others.  I learn o laugh at myself.
    Number four:  Choose self-responsibility.
         I choose to take responsibility for my thoughts, words, and deeds, my choices and actions.  I take responsibilty for achieving my goals.  I take responsibility for my own happiness, for raising my self-esteem.  I notice my mistakes and learn from them.
    Number five:  Choose quality over quantity.
         I choose quality of life over quantity of things like money and possessions.  I know that success is much more than making money.
    Number Six:  Choose to live by the Golden Rule.
       I choose to treat others as I would wish to be treated in the same circumstances.  I choose to be honorable and respectful.
    Number Seven:  Choose to see the beauty in diversity.
         I choose to be tolerant and understanding of those who are different from me by race, religion, gender, age, economic status, or culture.
    Number Eight:  Choose a gratitude attitude.
         I choose to be grateful for my blessings:  food, shelter, clothing, my health, education, country, family, and friends.  I am grateful to be alive.
    Number Nine:  Choose to serve.
         I choose to contribute to the world around me by looking for ways to serve my family, friends, school, and community.
    Number Ten:  Choose to create a vision statement and live by it.
         I choose to write a vision statement that expresses who I want to be in the world, my personal rules for living, and my goals for my future.

Last Modified on February 12, 2018