The Top Ten Virtues that Heal our Hearts and Homes

In his book,”Standing for Something,” Gordon B. Hinkley wrote, “We need a new emphsis on honesty,charachter,and integrity. The question that confronts us is, Where shall we begin?” He proposed a return to ten neglected and forgotten virtues today, that will heal our hearts and homes.

I am learning as I write my book “Stand by Me”, the ones who did stand by me, had the courage to Stand for Something in their own lives….first.

1. Love

Love is the only force that can erase the differences between people.

2. Honesty

Men and women of integrity stand unashamed before anyone.

3. Morality

This virtue leads to peace of mind, strength of charachter and happiness.

4. Civility

Courtesy, politeness, respect and consideration for others.

5. Learning

Keep acquiring knowledge….and Use it.

6. Forgiveness and Mercy

The sign of emotional maturity is to aplogize and offer forgiveness to others.

7. Thrift and Industry

Labor and thrift make a family, a community, a nation strong.

8. Gratitude

Walk knowing you will need help every step of the way.

9. Optimism

Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.

10. Faith

Faith has always been and will always be at the root of anything meaningful in life.


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