Wilson Wow Word
this months word is
Woodrow's Outstanding Words (WOW!) 2010-2011-2012
Patience: the state of endurance under difficult circumstances
Honesty: truthfulness, sincerity, frankness
Straighten Up and fly right
Self-discipline: the ability to motivate oneself in spite of a negative emotional state.
Forgiveness: to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offense or debt
Justice: the act of being fair
Humility: the quality or state of being humble
Consideration: thoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect; thoughtfulness for others
Optimisism: The tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things
Confidence: Like trust, having faith in someone or something – you do not doubt yourself. To have trust in you is self-confidence.
Examples of Confidence: When I have confidence, I trust what they say and relying on them brings me peace each day. When I am self-confident, I feel strong, and have no fears. When things do not go as they are planned, it's okay! It's a learning experience! When you are confident, you are strong and certain about things. To be self-confident, you think positively and have "I can do this" attitude.
Courage: A feeling of being brave, even if you are afraid or nervous. You stand up for what you know (and feel) is right.
Examples of Courage: By being courageous, you keep going, even if things are difficult (you're brave). You don't quit or give up easily (you persevere). You know when to ask for help and can take risks (by being truthful to yourself).
Compassion: You try to understand and care about someone (by either forgiving or being kind to them). By showing compassion, you understand someone's pain or the trouble they may be going through.
Examples of Compassion: When you are compassionate, you are a good listener and it shows you care. When you show compassion, you try to be understanding and tolerant, as well as reaching out to help them. You show forgiveness if the person hurts you because you know how they may feel.
Respect: Treating a person, or group of people, with courtesy (how we speak to and treat others). It also involves honoring and caring for a person's rights. Self-respect means, you are respectful of yourself (rights and dignity) as a human being.
Examples of Respect: You show respect by how you want to be treated. You may ask if it is okay to borrow someone's iPod, book, pencil, etc… (rather than just blatantly taking it). You are being respectful to others by talking to them courteously (especially to your parents and elders!) – you don't interrupt and you honor rules of your family, school, and community. You show a self-respect of yourself when you act with pride, take good care of yourself, respect your personal values and beliefs, and stand up for yourself.
Tolerance: Being able to accept (and respect) differences in others. You are tolerant when you patiently accept things you wish were different.
Examples of Tolerance: You practice tolerance by accepting others and don't judge them. You accept differences in race, color, religion, learning styles/differences, gender, and nationality. Tolerant people work to change themselves, not others. They also patiently accept things they may not agree with.
Generosity: This is all about giving and sharing. You're generous by helping someone or giving to others. It involves kindness and consideration.
Examples of Generosity: You are generous when you give something to someone and do not expect a reward, attention, or anything in return. This shows generosity. You are generous when you help someone in need – generous people tend to be kind, considerate, and loving.
Perseverance: You put a lot of effort and hard work into tasks or a job you are doing. When you persevere, you are strong and don't want to give up!
Examples of Perseverance: I show perseverance by honoring all of the hard work you have done, and the goals you have set. Someone who finishes what they start (no matter how hard it is) shows perseverance. You need to be patient and feel determined to get through the challenging times. Again, when you persevere, you are strong-willed and you will succeed!