Cleanliness means more than washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes. It is putting into your body and your mind only the things that keep you healthy. It is cleaning up mistakes and making a fresh start.
Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and privacy. You are practicing modesty when you: – Are comfortable being
Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.
As the territory's crisis deepens, here is a thought and a question. First, the thought, actually a basic principle. It is, always be sure that you are solving the right problems. And then the question: are there problems that are insoluble?
Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. Order around you creates order inside you.
Last week on July 4 we commemorated the Declaration of Independence, which outlines the ideals of equality and democracy and upheld as a model around the world. But Americans in the V.I. get freedom without democracy.
Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others' ideas and feelings and don't insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. You get rid of bad habits and learn new ones.
Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. ... You learn from your mistakes. When you do great things, humility reminds you to be thankful instead of boastful.