SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore RooseveltYoung 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.CHARACTER COUNTS!!!TEN WISE CHOICESNumber 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