Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Empathy, 22nd December

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22. Empathy “When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” Susan Sarandon “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Reflection, 21st December

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21. Reflection ”All truly great thoughts are conceived through walking.” Friedrich Nietzsche …………………………… “It takes a certain ingenuous faith – but I have it – to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.”  A. C. Grayling  ………………………….. “By three methods we may learn […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Honesty, 20th December

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20. Honesty “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.” Richard Bach   “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.” Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights Honesty: here’s a word that is synonymous with another word, yet is […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Benevolence, 19th December

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19. Benevolence “To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.” Adam Smith   “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” Mahatma Gandhi Being truly benevolent asks nothing in return. […]

Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Loyalty, 17th December

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17. Loyalty “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Josh Billings   “The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and faith.” Confucius “Loyalty is the pledge of truth to oneself and others.” Ada Velez Boardley The meaning of words […]