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Who Do You Want to Be Today?

This is my family. We can all choose who we want to be today. But we lead by example.

I have this question in my calendar on my phone and it pops up as a daily reminder of who I am and who I want to be in my life. What a question! Do you ever ask yourself this? Who are you and who do you want to be today? In this country, you can be anyone you want to be. That’s the beauty of living in America, the land of the free because your possibilities are endless. You just have to be willing to work for what you want.

Rich or poor, male or female, black or white, you get to decide who you want to be. Do you want to be a doctor, lawyer, fireman, or scientist? While those things are good occupations, what I’m talking about today isn’t about an outer occupation but an inner one. This is something that goes a little deeper; your character. Do you like who you are on the inside?

Your Character

I love to write about character and virtue, because character traits are those inner qualities that create who you are. They are the complexities that help you be you. Character is what sets us all apart. I can always choose who I am and you get to choose who you are. No one else can do it for us. No two people are the same.

Today I can choose to be generous, or thoughtful. I can be someone who cares deeply about another person. I get to make someone’s day by being humble or joyful and I can choose to be the person who will be positive. What qualities or characteristics do you want to adopt today? What is important to you right now?

Do you like you? Nobody’s perfect, but we can all try to be better. It takes practice to be a person of character. I think if we all tried a few more character traits in our lives, we would definitely have inner peace and maybe even world peace:)

Action Steps

Today we can start to be a better version of ourselves than we were yesterday. It just takes a little focus and some intention. Check out my page with the list of character traits. Pick three that you want to incorporate or work on this month. Write them down on a post it note and put it somewhere where you’ll see it often, like a bathroom mirror, or you can do like I do, and set a reminder on your phone the same time every day, throughout the day. When the reminder goes off find ways to be a little more __________________________ (insert your character trait).

We should always be looking and trying each day to improve our character. Let us teach our children and grandchildren to be people of character, too! Be the example. God has a great plan for our lives and even better things in store when we pass from this life to the next. So live life to the fullest by being people of character. Who do you want to be today?

Thanks for following along. I appreciate you! God bless.–Barb

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Wife, mother, church secretary, seamstress, child of God.

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