Values give you a sense of purpose. They reflect who you are on a daily basis, in everything you do at home and at work. More often than not, I see values getting pushed aside and compromised. It's time that we change that. It's time to bring back the values that matter in life. By doing so, you'll discover that you have been purposed to flourish, shine, and prosper.
These values can be found throughout the Bible. It's the instruction book to life. Nora Conrad wrote a great piece on becoming a Proverbs 31 woman, and I highlighted a few of her points in this list. Practice these essential values everyday to build a cornerstone to happiness and begin living a calmer, more well-rounded life.
Love as God first loved us. True love is selfless; it puts other's needs before our own.
Have the character to what's best. Even if no one is watching.
Gratitude changes everything. Practicing gratitude helps you realize that there is so much in your life to be thankful for.
Humility should be one of the most celebrated virtues of our culture. We should cultivate a healthy perspective of how minimal our contribution is to the scheme of things.
Employing a natural sense of humor is always appreciated.
Sought and gained through experience and hardship, to obtain its full worth, wisdom must be given away to other.
Rest in a place of dignity and hold yourself a standard always cherished.
A virtue that will never go out of style, true honesty keeps your heart pure and your mind free of doubt.
When your life, faith, or foundation is shaky, staying devoted emphasizes that it's important to you.
Let your heart be moved to help those who need it.
Effectiveness, simplicity, and refinement exhibit a sense of dignity.
Carry yourself with simple elegance, behave politely, and have the disposition to be generous.
Uphold yourself to morals that can not be compromised.
You'll discover clarity in your life by focusing on things that truly matter.
Rather than showing contempt, tolerance shows respect, patience and courtesy – all important values in their own right.
In our journey through life, putting others before ourselves allows us to gain perspective of what really matters.
Self discipline is a learned behavior. Instead of letting choices be dictated by impulses or feelings, make informed, rational decisions on a daily basis.
Maximize performance by practicing regularly over time. Keep going, even if it gets really hard.
Remember, you are capable and worthy of anything, but be humble enough to keep yourself from being arrogant.
Sometimes you'll see the glass as half empty, and that's totally fine, but remember that the half empty glass has the potential to become half full.
Be genuine and real with your words and actions. Say and do things from the bottom of your heart.
Encompass the skills of welcoming friends, family, and strangers to claim the joy of homecoming.
Eliminate unnecessary clutter from your life–toxic friends, unused items, or one of the many things you've said yes to–and find that life is more fun when you have your favorite things to focus on.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Smile at strangers, give hugs freely, and be the first to say hello. Exhibiting warmth will let happiness bloom in others.
When you experience peace, you create a space for happiness, love, and light to shine on in.
Instant living gives way to impatience. Practicing patience provides a great feeling of inner balance and strength.
By being intentional about applying kindness towards your actions you can truly change the world.
Be good to those around around you by cherishing and loving them.
Earning the trust of others will enrich your life and the people around you as well.
Speak with a gentle tongue, as harsh words stir up anger.
Be quick to forgive and walk in patience, kindness, and grace from day to day.
Be honorable, dependable, trustworthy and great opportunities will come your way.
Wisdom and honor don't come to those who are lazy. One must be willing to work harder than they ever had before.
Care for others; provide for their needs before your own.
36. EARLY RISER
She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. Proverbs 31:15 God never intended for use to sleep half of the daylight hours away. Use your time wisely. A restful night's sleep will leave you refreshed for a full day ahead.
37. BUSINESS SAVVY
Work hard. Learn all that you can about how to deal with other people in a professional setting.
Fuel your body with whole, natural foods, antioxidants, and exercise rather than consuming energy drinks. Your energy and happiness will last so much longer.
Life gets hard; really hard. But if you can rough it out, you'll come back stronger than ever.
Courage is life's blood that fuels us. Constantly display it by trying new things, being unique, or tackling a fear.
Do what you say, when you say it.
When you practice the art of gratitude, you'll begin to see how wonderful it is to give to others less fortunate.
To entail a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability is true honor.
Speak with respect to others and never degrade another being.
Keeping an open mind allows a fresh perspective to enter.
Having the latest and greatest and most expensive things doesn't necessarily mean you're the happiest.
Never lose your sense of wonder, no matter what age you are.
You have been given hands with the potential to create beauty out of the unlikely.
You bring unique talents to the world. Rather than trying to be something or someone that you are not, just be yourself.
Improving your health gives you the energy you need to do the things you love with the people you cherish.
What other values would you add to the list? How will you practice these values in your own life?