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  1. k'Care-Reena

    WHAT DO I STAND FOR?

    This is a great question and with my current path I am able to have a genuine and true response.
    I stand for:
    EMPOWERMENT- Self Acceptance/Recognition-Personal Development- Compassion with self first; others secondly- Purpose-Fulfillment- Wellness- Inspiration- Intellectual health-True self- Community-Mother Earth, Father Heaven and Nana Universe.

    3 years ago
  2. V
    Varsha

    I am huge advocate for Smiling. I always ask people to smile. When they are angry or sad or in a tough situation. I feel like smiling can solve a lot of problem and practically make the whole world go round

    3 years ago
  3. Elaine

    Authenticity. Integrity. Meaning.
    Being a serious person while not taking myself too seriously.

    3 years ago
  4. MHS

    That’s a big question…
    I stand for love. Compassion. Respect. Integrity. Progress. Kindness.

    3 years ago
  5. Cheryle

    Forgiveness…

    3 years ago
  6. Neil

    Because I have hemhroids and it would hurt like the dickens to sit. 😂

    3 years ago
  7. s
    sb

    I was going to say truth but then I remembered all the work I have done with my class at school. We thought of all the desirable values and things we should stand for and finally came to the realisation that LOVE encompasses all. You cannot have truth, justice, equality, compassion etc without love. Truly “the greatest of all these is love”, it conquers all and we are nothing without love. If we love, the rest follows. I cannot force people to love but I can model love and encourage.

    3 years ago
  8. Don Jones

    Freedom from suffering.

    3 years ago
  9. Mike

    Integrity–being whole and undivided and, therefore, being true in every situation. This is clearly an aspirational value

    3 years ago
  10. Linda

    Fair treatment of all living beings.

    3 years ago
  11. Hot Sauce

    I stand for love. Love of God, love of neighbor (including and especially those we may not get along with and those who are different from us), and love of self.

    3 years ago
  12. Mica

    I’ve wondered that myself. I can’t stand for everything. I was leaning toward climate change and was writing a letter to the editor, but my son questioned the book quote I was using, and I saw the foolishness of my letter. Racial and social justice, certainly, but what can I do? I have a delightful ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt that I love to wear, but surely I could be doing more.

    3 years ago
  13. Carol

    I stand for willingness.

    I say the Third Step Prayer each morning because I believe my job is willingness. God’s job is transformation. All is grace and I want to commit myself to let it flow.:
    “God I offer myself to Thee to build with me and do with me what you will. Relieve me of the bondage of self that I might better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear wisdom to those I would help of your power, your love and your way of life. May I do thy will always.”
    That said. Some difficulties cannot be removed and I pray for the grace to accept them and learn from them.

    3 years ago
  14. Ann43741

    Love, peace, joy.

    3 years ago
  15. Nelson

    I stand for overcoming adversity. I stand for love and passion and living the life you were destined to have. I stand for philanthropy and charity. I stand for lifting others up. I stand for abundance.

    3 years ago
  16. pkr

    I stand for truth.
    I stand for love.
    I stand for compassion & kindness.
    I stand for personal responsibility.
    I stand for service to others.
    I stand for a higher power.

    3 years ago
  17. P
    Paul

    I stand for truth.

    3 years ago
  18. Holly in Ohio

    Equality, food justice, and social justice.
    Protection of people (my thoughts today are on the Jamal Sutherland incident, also the current masking and vaccination issues)
    Environmental and climate protection and healing.

    So I guess that’s basically people and planet.

    My intension is to love more, listen more, learn more, speak up more on behalf of justice, act more on behalf of the planet.

    3 years ago
  19. Mary Pat

    Love. All kinds of it.

    3 years ago
  20. Katrina

    I stand for love, remembering always the book I read in a moral theology class called “Love & Conflict”, meaning love often comes in conflict with itself.

    3 years ago
  21. GratefulOne

    Love

    3 years ago
  22. Amber Wright

    I stand for harmony, unity & balance. I stand for cherishing my yesterday, today and tomorrow. I stand for touching lives for good and growth of myself and others. I stand for my purpose and the beautiful purpose of others I need and the entire world.

    3 years ago
  23. Patricia

    Calmness, dependability, grace.

    3 years ago
  24. DeVonna

    I want to offer compassion and understanding to people. I want to be able to provide connection with people who desire humanity. That’s my hope.

    3 years ago
    1. Amber Wright

      I can attest to this. Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful day.

      3 years ago
  25. EJP

    I stand for all that is good, all that is real in life.

    3 years ago
  26. m
    Mair

    I stand for the plants, birds, soil, air, and, really, all of us when I live with purpose, when I pay attention, when I follow through. I stand with gratitude when I know I am one of many who are doing their best and living with faith that our collective best will be enough.

    3 years ago
  27. Pilgrim

    I stand for kindness, compassion, truth. I stand for the children of the world.

    3 years ago
    1. Kevin

      Amen, Pilgrim, “standing for the children of the world.”

      3 years ago
    2. DeVonna

      From the children, I say thank you.

      3 years ago
  28. devy

    I stand for love, appreciation, kindness, understanding towards myself and others and having faith in God to give me support and guidance.

    3 years ago
  29. Kevin

    Splendid question! I ask myself this question daily. And every day I hope that my answer equals my actions, that my words have worth, and that my thoughts are rooted in prayer and kindness.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Well said. What a great way to begin each day. 🙂

      3 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Well, for a follow-through, Holly, today’s question should have been for me, “So Kevin, what did you end up standing for yesterday?“ 🙂

        3 years ago
        1. Mica

          And your reply, Kevin, if you choose to answer?

          3 years ago
  30. Antoinette

    Truth and love .

    3 years ago
  31. Michele

    At 52 I got my very first jury duty summons … so I stand for my civic duty and will report this morning and have a new experience.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      We ended up being dismissed – case settled and jurors not needed. A lot of waiting, but people watching and small chit chat. Thank you both for your replies:)

      3 years ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      Yay Michele!

      3 years ago
    3. Kevin

      Thank you, Michele, truly, for safeguarding our share of democracy and justice.

      3 years ago
  32. G
    Gregoire

    Truth and devotion. Love and willfully suffering. Fortitude and surrender. And the Word was with made flesh and dwelt Among Us. He gave us truth.

    3 years ago
  33. SK

    Soaring optimism always. I belong and I want everyone to understand they belong. I stand for humor; for perseverance; for ultimate sentimentality.

    3 years ago
  34. Dusty Su

    Love, laughter, and oneness….

    3 years ago
  35. Howie Geib

    I read this question as “what hill would I die on today?”…As I have alluded to here before, my entire adult life has been riddled with a repeating pattern of relinquishment followed by opportunities, so I am, while not a defeatist per se, certainly not aggressively defensive. But, there comes a time and place when only a fierce and stubborn stand must be taken: justice with mercy.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      “what hill would I die on today?”… This phrase surprised me into laughter, but you are quite right, Howie. If we do nothing but sympathize silently with the victims of injustice, I don’t think we can really claim to stand for justice.

      “Silence is the voice of complicity.” -Latin proverb

      I will join you on that hill, Howie. “Justice with mercy.”

      3 years ago
  36. sunnypatti48317

    Love

    3 years ago
  37. Christine

    I always give the answer that comes to my mind first. This time the answer “honesty” came first. To be honest 😊 I am a bit surprised. Thinking more about the question there is so much more: love, kindness, emphathy……….

    3 years ago
    1. Howie Geib

      Christine, I was thinking of yesterday’s question and my response, in the sense that in the dark, alone, looking back on my past up until that moment, what would a casual observer (or if you will God) say I stood for? And you of course can stand for Honesty with love, kindness and empathy. They being the qualities of how you take your stand.

      3 years ago
      1. Christine

        Thank you, Howie!, I am going to take your reply with me for the rest of the day, and hopefully for the rest of my life. This is what I want to learn; live as you described.

        3 years ago

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