Karl Grossman writes about the recent ceremony held at the synagogue of The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas to honor eight students from St. Thomas and St. John “who are dedicating their lives to social justice and the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
The coarsening of our public life and political discourse is a dangerous trend. The term "dignity" is easily defined. A "quality of being worthy of honor or respect," "a composed or serious manner," "a sense of pride in oneself."
Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.
Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes. Like a strong ship in a storm, you don't become battered or blown off course. You just ride the waves.
Honor is living by the virtues, showing great respect for yourself, other people, and the rules you live by. When you are honorable, you keep your word. You do the right thing regardless of what others are doing.
Before experiential travel became a buzzword, St. Croix brothers Steve and Patrick Bennett say it was hard to get people to think of the Caribbean as anything other than a homogeneous getaway. #visource#usvi#uncommoncaribbean... See MoreSee Less
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