Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Your Character...

Your whole character changes as u reach for the things of the spirit; honesty, purity, unselfishness, & love.
This got me thinking. these are BIG things to call us to accomplish... are you up for it? I say

Honesty obsolete : chastity

a : fairness and straightforwardness of conductb : adherence to the facts : sincerity

Examples of HONESTY

  1. She is admired for her kindness and her honesty.
  2. He demands honesty from everyone who works for him.
  3. He didn't even have enough honesty to tell me he was leaving.

Definition of PURITY

: the quality or state of being pure

Examples of PURITY

  1. purity while surrounded by wickedness>

Origin of PURITY

Middle English purete, from Anglo-French purité, from Late Latin puritat-, puritas, from Latin purus pure
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to PURITY

Unselfishness: see generous

Definition of GENEROUS

archaic : highborn
a : characterized by a noble or forbearing spirit :magnanimous, kindlyb : liberal in giving : openhandedc : marked by abundance or ample proportions : copious generousnose — Richard Zabel>
gen·er·ous·ly adverb
gen·er·ous·ness noun
  1. The school raised the money through donations fromgenerous alumni.
  2. He was generous with both his time and his money.
  3. She has always been very generous toward the poor.
  4. This restaurant is known for its generous portions.
  5. a generous helping of mashed potatoes
  6. She has a generous heart.
  7. He has generous sympathy for unemployed workers.

Origin of GENEROUS

Middle French or Latin; Middle French genereus, from Latingenerosus, from gener-, genus
First Known Use: 1583

Related to GENEROUS

Definition of LOVE

a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties love for a child> (2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt bylovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates>b : an assurance of affection love>
: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion <love of the sea>
a : the object of attachment, devotion, or admirationlove>b (1) : a beloved person : darling —often used as a term of endearment (2) British —used as an informal term of address
a : unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind(2) : brotherly concern for othersb : a person's adoration of God
: a god or personification of love
: an amorous episode : love affair
: the sexual embrace : copulation
: a score of zero (as in tennis)
capitalized Christian Science : god
at love
: holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis
in love
: inspired by affection

Examples of LOVE

  1. Children need unconditional love from their parents.
  2. He was just a lonely man looking for love.
  3. Mr. Brown seems to imply that when he retired he relinquished her love as casually as he dispensed with her secretarial services. —Ken Follett, New York Times Book Review, 27 Dec. 1987

Origin of LOVE

Middle English, from Old English lufu; akin to Old High German luba love, Old English lēof dear, Latin lubēre, libēre to please

First Known Use: before 12th century

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