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May’s word is PERSEVERANCE: Refusing to give up when life gets hard

Whether while pushing through a tough project, a difficult season in your life, your early morning workout, an exhausting illness, or simply plowing through a bad day, we all need perseverance.

We need people around us who can help us persevere. We need encouragement, vision for the “why”, accountability, and support in order to push through hard things.

This month, we can remember to be those things for kids who are learning how to persevere. Try working through tough issues with kids by asking two questions.

  • The first one is WHY: why did you start this in the first place? Remembering why you started can be a great motivator to keep going when you are bored or frustrated or lack motivation.
  • The second is WHY NOT: why do you not want to keep going? What is it that you don’t want to do, and why exactly? This is when you can help by making lists, eliminating obstacles, and identifying barriers to success.
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Past Value Words

January 2020
KNOWLEDGE
Learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do

February 2020
CREATIVITY
Using your imagination to do something unique

March 2020
FORGIVENESS
Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay

April 2020
HUMILITY
Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve

May 2020
DETERMINATION
Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started

August 2020
BIG THREE
Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, Maximize Your Potential

September 2020
FRIENDSHIP
Using your words and actions to show others you care

 

October 2020
INTEGRITY
Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do

November 2020
GRATITUDE
Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

December 2020
Making someone’s day by giving something away

January 2021
RESPONSIBILITY
Showing you can be trusted with what is expected of you

February 2021
KINDNESS
Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them

March 2021
PATIENCE
Waiting until later for what you want now

April 2021
PEACE
Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

May 2021
COMMITMENT
Making a plan and putting it into practice

June 2021
INNOVATION
Looking at the world and yourself in a new and different way

July 2021
COLLABORATION
Thinking together to solve problems

August 2021
WISDOM
Finding out what to do and doing it

September 2021
INITIATIVE
Seeing what needs to be done and doing it

October 2021
INDIVIDUALITY
Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference

November 2021
CONTENTMENT
Deciding to be okay with what you have

December 2021
SERVICE
Lending a hand to help someone else