Happy New Year – Got Values? Honesty
Our 912 group initially started out with the goal of finding other people within our area that felt that they should get involved in our Country and in our Community. We based the group on 9 Principles and 12 Values, that Glenn Beck had laid out originally. When we found each other we needed a place to start and the 9 principles and 12 values was a great starting point.
See the 9 Principles below…
The Nine Principles: If you Believe in at least 7.
1. America is good place, not perfect, but good.
2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
3. I must try to be a better, more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and not a guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have. I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree or share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them. They answer to me.
This year. I want to look at the 12 values and review what they mean to us, as Americans as Parents, friends and active participants in our country and our community.
These are the 12 values.
Honesty • Reverence• Hope• Thrift• Humility• Charity• Sincerity• Moderation• Hard work
•Courage• Personal responsibility• Friendship
So I will feature one value each month for us to try to focus on to continue to make a difference in our community.
This month is Honesty – straight from Webster dictionary
- a: fairness and straightforwardness of conduct
- b : adherence to the facts : sincerity
What does that mean to you as you conduct your every day life?
When you tell a story do you tend to exaggerate. When you interact with others do you look them in the eye and speak with clarity and in truth? Now more than ever our children, our families and friends need us to be honest with them. Honest about our faith. Honest about what is going on in the world. Honest in the way we live in our everyday lives.
In the month of January and in this new year let us strive to make each day one where we look each other in the eye, with honesty and truth and strive to make each day a better one.
Doing this we are strengthing ourselves and our families and communities. This is just one step to being better Americans.