WE SHOULD BE MORE CONCERNED WITH OUR CHARACTER THAN OUR REPUTATION. Our character is what we really are, while our reputation is merely what others think we are. The content of our character is our choice. Day by day, what we choose, what we think and what we do, make us whom we become.

We are all beautiful in our own way. A rose can never be a sunflower and a sunflower can

Successful people learn from the experience and knowledge accumulated by others. They have the ability to learn from others when they donít know something.

 never be rose. We are similar but we are all different. A person of wisdom and spirituality has beautiful manners that have grown from genuine respect and love for those around that person. It has nothing to do with neither culture nor education; it is simply a question of humility and decency.

I have learned that when we watch our thoughts, they become our words; when we watch our words, they become our actions; our actions become our habits; our habits become our character; and when we watch our character, it becomes our destiny.

May your good character always speak louder than your words.
Studies show that we are happiest when we make progress toward our goals and we have touched the lives of others. Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness and kindness in giving creates love.  One kind word and action from us can fill the present moment of another person with a sense of joy.

Let us be careful with our thoughts, they control our destiny. If we think positive thoughts and take positive actions towards our goals, our destiny can be one of joyful and uplifting. We may fall and get a few bruises along the way, but if our habit is to get up one more than we fall, our destiny will be one of success.

I have learned that what we think often comes out of our mouth and into someone else's ears. Our words impact how we feel about ourselves and they can impact how others think and feel. Words are symbols that communicate what is going on inside our heads to us and others. We share our fears, our sorrow, our joy, our love and our dreams with our words.

Our words create action. Our words can create intimacy or separation. With our words we can motivate ourselves to do things we never thought we could do, and our words can also move others to step forward into their own personal power so they can be of service to their community. Words can calm us or excite us. Words can actually change the direction of a nation. So let us watch what we think and be aware of the words that come from our thoughts, and the actions that follow our words.

   By Tim Pedrosa


Our day is full of small little "habits" that we do unconsciously. Some of us are habitually tidy, or messy, or early, or late, or rude, or courteous, or happy, or angry. These are all habitual ways of being. So, our habits become who we are, or they become our character.