Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting
in a particular way.
This month's character trait is integrity--"having the inner strength to be truthful and trustworthy, acting justly and honorably, and being consistent in words and actions." (Taken from the SLO Classical Academy Character and Conduct Code.)
Consistency in words and actions--easy to say, hard to do, right? Let's challenge ourselves this month to live with integrity and be effective models for our children. Let's encourage our children to practice living with integrity so they can, as Aristotle says, acquire this quality. Let's pledge to look for integrity in the people of our history and literature and have discussions within our families about what integrity looks like. Let's strive to change our corner of the world by raising men and women of integrity.
Semper discentes (always learning together).