A feeling or understanding that something or someone is important and should be treated that way. Respect starts with gratitude. Despite difficult circumstances, we want to be grateful for what we have and who we have. We find importance in ourselves, in others, in our school, and in our community. Therefore, we strive to respect ourselves, others, our school and our community.
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill
The ability to choose our response in any given situation. Responsibility begins with understanding that we must center ourselves on the things in our control. Despite difficult circumstances, we have the ability to make decisions that can better ourselves and the people around us. Therefore, we strive to be responsible to ourselves, others, our school and our community.
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” – Jim Rohn
The ability to adapt to and recover from the difficult circumstances of life. Adversity is painful, stressful, and unfortunately, inevitable. Everyone faces varying degrees of adversity in life. Those who are resilient are not defined by the adversity but by how they persevered through it. Therefore, we strive to show resilience, not only to ourselves, but to others, our school and our community.
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli