Exemplary - worthy of imitation; commendable
25. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
What a wonderful world this would be if everyone worked to their potential and treated others they way they would like to be treated. Strength and honour are some pretty stylin' threads! And while accolades from our peers are definitely nice to get, I believe even more to be valued is the inner glow of satisfaction that we get from doing our best work, even if it is outside our comfort zone. Every belief system has a provision for recognition of good work from its deity or leader, even if the world shows no notice.
29. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
We are not in competition with others. (Ok, maybe sometimes, like the Olympics, or elections.)
Our biggest competition is with ourselves.
To gain that promotion at work is a fantastic thing. To achieve that status while not resorting to shortcuts and dishonourable behavior is even better. They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Sometimes the first step is the hardest. But then you still have 1,759,999 (roughly) steps to go. Determination is a commendable characteristic.
To some extent, the people to whom our children look up seems to be controlled by the media. Many of them are not exemplary. Do you remember when Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber used to be clean-cut? Oy! Let's be better examples for our children and young people. Let's turn away from the vain competitions set by the world's standards and do what we know to be right and good.
Who has been a good example for you in your life?
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