Virtue of the Fortnight: Helpfulness

How Do You Practice Helpfulness?

When you are helpful, you care about others. You don’t wait to be asked. You notice what needs to be done and just do it. If you cannot figure out what someone needs, ask them “How can I help?” or “What do you need?” Remember to help yourself by eating healthy foods, exercising and getting plenty of rest. And remember to ask for help when you need it.

Affirmation

I am helpful. I look for ways to be of service. I care for others and myself. I look for helpful ways to make a difference.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Helpfulness

What is Helpfulness?

Helpfulness is being of service. It is doing useful things for people, such as things they cannot do for themselves, something they do not have time to do, of just little things that make life easier. It is important to be helpful to ourselves too, by taking care of our bodies. There are times when we need help from others. That is a good time to ask for help.

Why Practice It?

We all need help sometimes. We need people to teach us, and people to give us their strength or ideas. Sometimes we just need a friend to talk to. If there were no helpfulness, there would be no cooperation. When we practice helpfulness we get more done. We make each other’s lives easier.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Persistence

How Do You Practice Persistence?

You practice persistence by committing to someone or something. Choose your commitments wisely and then stick with them. When you commit to a task, pace yourself and be persistent, doing it step by step. Stand by your friends even when they aren’t much fun, or are having a hard time. When trouble or doubts come up, be like a strong ship in a storm. Don’t let yourself become battered or blown off course. Just ride the waves.

Affirmation

I have persistence. I keep a steady pace in what I choose to do. I keep on keeping on. I finish what I start. I am a loyal and committed friend.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Persistence

What is Persistence?

Persistence means not giving up when faced with a challenge. It is the ability to stick with a difficult task and cope with frustration. Children who are persistent usually keep trying when faced with a challenge, are slower to “lose it” when they don’t get their way, and can tolerate waiting for their needs to be met.

Why Practice It?

Persistence is one of the most common qualities of a successful person. A person practicing persistence will never give up. They believe in themselves and in the fact that the longer they hang in there and keep moving ahead, the greater the chance that something will go their way.