What a great habit to address as we celebrate George Washington’s birthday and Valentine’s Day! Commitments to the highest virtues and values in life eliminate lesser unworthy desires. The most important things in our lives are those things that we’ve made commitments to: people, ideas, the place we live, careers, and hobbies. One of the best things about making a commitment is that it provides direction in a world that confuses us with a multitude of choices. Saying no to the multitude and yes to the valuable creates peace of mind, clear direction, and leads us to success. Floundering about without commitments is a confusing and confounding way to live. Practicing commitment in childhood years can lead children to healthier and more successful lives sooner than later.
 
com·mit·ment kəˈmitmənt/ noun: the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. synonyms: dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity
 
Practicing the Habit of the Week
Heart – play with a sibling instead of a friend
Mind – choose a good book instead of a video game
Body – eat a healthier snack at recess or lunch
Soul – practice a faith commitment.
 
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” -Abraham Lincoln
 
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