Friday, November 5, 2010

I Would be Humble...

The seventh line of the Ragger's Creed is I would be humble, for I know my weakness.

Wow, what powerful statement. To be able to self exam and realize your areas of weakness is a powerful tool. The Rag program is a great tool to force you to take a look in the mirror, to see your flaws and to set goals to better yourself.

Humble: Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful. Weakness: The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness

In this line of the Creed, weakness does not refer to physical strength, but rather mental and character strength. Things like attitude, self image, and how your treat others. do you believe in yourself? Do you take initiative in life or hang back and wait for things to happen? Are you a person of high moral standing or are you a bully, a gossip or in a tight clique ignoring or shunning others?

How does one work to become more humble? I think the first thing is what the line refers to - to look inside and know your weaknesses. Then, you work hard to over come them and become a stronger person. Another way is to not be boastful about your strengths and to recognize that we all have struggles in life, that no one is perfect. The core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith are great examples of ways to be humble. In life, set your daily goals to reflect the values towards other, towards your family and to your self.

Today I challenge you to take a look in the mirror. Now I don't mean stand there and worry about your hair, or your skin or the color of your eyes, but look into your soul. Do you like what you find? If not, how can you work to better yourself? Know you are a precious gift and worth being the best person you can be. Exam your life, your morals and your values and set your goals to be humble.

Remember-Youth Empowerment Retreat (click and look for tan box) is coming up December 10, 2010! Sign up today and take this time to renew your Rag goals at camp. Hey Hey CFA-stay pure, stay true, stay strong, stay brave, be a friend, give each day, be humble and stay CFA.

I would be true, for there are those that trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.

I would be a friend to all, the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving and forget the gift,
I would be humble for I know my weakness...

In the Spirit of Camp,

Allison, Y182?

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