To the Editor:
When was the last time you considered what your personal values are in these troubling, divisive times? Are you living your personal values? Do they guide you every day?
I was reminded of this valuable exercise review after listening to a Sunday message entitled, “We Can Choose a Better Way.” Just what are my values, what is most important in my life, and are they compatible?
First, what are values and how would you define your values? Values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. They should determine your priorities; they’re the measurement to tell you if your life is turning out the way you want it to. Life is easier when you recognize your values and make plans and decisions that honor them, according to mindtools.com, an online resource for work and life advice.
Personal, unselfish values are numerous, including compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, accountability, truthfulness, integrity etc. Upon determining your top three or four values, are you proud of them? Do you share them with others? Do you support your values even if not popular, thus putting you in the minority?
How do you want to be remembered? What will your legacy be?
Friends, in the Lowcountry, as we begin 2023, let us take the time to understand the real priorities in our lives, helping us to determine the best direction for each of us while helping to make our world a better place.