This post has been written “at two hands” in alternate paragraphs, with my Guest Blogger: Margarida CC, 6th Grade.
Being Humble is an attitude that must be worked out every day: as a cork on the water is constantly pushed to the surface, so we suffer from a natural tendency to become the centre of everything.
Being Humble may include:
- Being kind to others;
- To be aware of ourselves: thus we keep in contact and know more about ourselves.
- Others get more attention, they feel that someone else understands them.
- It isn’t enough to be tender and friendly, you have yet to share actively your gifts with others, as a painter shares his pictures, a teacher shares his wisdom and a priest shares his faith.
As any other value, we may train humility in very simple ways, on a daily basis:
- To wait five seconds before speaking when a discussion becomes too hot.
- While engaging in a dialogue with someone, to make a conscientious decision to listen more than to talk.
- To appreciate the presence of others by raising non-intrusive questions, thus helping others to show the richness of their perspectives.
To be humble is also to be able to say honestly which attitudes we don’t approve in others without needing to hurt anyone.
Text written “at two hands” according to the book “Quero Ser Escritor” by Margarida Fonseca Santos and Elsa Serra