Aloha nui my friends,
It is the 11th Day of Christmas, and I invite you to celebrate the virtue of Trust with me:
We can have a sense of wonder because we can trust.
People tend to be kind of needy, and that’s okay. When we need others we learn to trust and be trustworthy in our relationship building.
We learn to love more, and play more.
We learn to have faith in each other.
We cultivate magnetic attractions to good intention.
Values or Virtues? Both.
What small actions can you take today, to feel the virtue of trust strengthen you and your capacity for belief?
Which values help you feel either trusted or trustworthy when you practice them?
I’ve often been asked why TRUST is not one of the values in Managing with Aloha, and the short answer, is that I believe it is a result of our values, and not a value-driving behavior in and of itself. Surely trust, and trustworthiness, is more of a virtue as a character trait we develop. From the introduction to this Christmastide project:
For a virtue to become a true character trait, it must happen.
There must be self-propelled actions which stemmed from our values to produce the kind of moral character we will be proud to call our own, as we recently spoke of here: Values are Shaped by a Heritage of Doing.
Project Christmastide: Christmas 2014 – Epiphany 2015
Project introduction: Values or Virtues? Both!
On the 1st day of Christmas: Wonder
On the 2nd day of Christmas: Prayer
On the 3rd day of Christmas: Grace
On the 4th day of Christmas: Gratitude
On the 5th day of Christmas: Faith
On the 6th day of Christmas: Peace
On the 7th day of Christmas: Humor
On the 8th day of Christmas: Hope
On the 9th day of Christmas: Vitality
On the 10th day of Christmas: Freedom