SeptemberRespect is treating others with high regard. Responsibility is doing our part for the groups that make us whole.
October Diligence is doing what needs to be done with devotion, dedication, and determination. Self-Control is stopping to think about my actions before I enact them. Self-Discipline is giving the best of myself and saying "no" to my weaknesses. Perseverance is pushing on despite difficulty and hardship.
November Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and the gifts in life. Wonder is to marvel at mystery, to stand in awe before the unexplained. Stewardship is caring well for the gifts given us: our lives, our world, our talents and those entrusted to our care.
December Generosity is giving with an open hand and an open heart. Charity is caring, and working to be kind. Charity is giving of heart and soul and mind. Service is helping others with a cheerful heart.
January Courage is moving beyond fear. Courage is finding the strength to venture and persevere. Courage is bravery that strengthens the small, makes them feel tall, imagines the call, to conquer one's fear and then persevere. (K-1) Patience is bearing pains and trials calmly and without complaint.
FebruaryLoyalty is being faithful and true to our duties, relations and ideals. Love of Country is being devoted to our nation - loving its ideals, honoring its heroes, respecting its past, and working hard for a just and noble future. Honesty is truthfulness: loving the true, telling the truth, and living truthfully in word and deed. Justice is giving the other his or her due.
March Compassion is feeling the pain of others and acting to end their distress. Faithfulness is standing by those we love, those we serve, and what we believe. Mercy is showing kindness to one who is weak or in need. Mercy is showing compassion to the enemy, the wrongdoer, or those over whom one has power.
AprilForgiveness is finding it in your heart to pardon or excuse. Graciousness is acting kindly, courteously, and making another feel special. Courtesy is showing respect through kindness, politeness, and consideration of the other. Gentleness is treating others with kind words and mild manner. Humility is avoiding the temptation to exaggerate our own abilities and underestimate the abilities of others.
MayHope is finding the light in the darkness, and trusting in right endings. Joy is the fullness of spirit that blooms from the loving heart. Wonder is the first step on the path of knowledge.
June Heroism is taking noble action for a good cause. Lives to Learn From: Learn from those who act well, think well, forge new paths, and seek a better world. Wisdom is knowledge of the things that matter.