Leafage and Rootage
American President Woodrow Wilson once pointed out that "a manís rootage is more important than his leafage." What others see are the leaves, the outside. What they canít see are the roots, the values and principles that ground a person. Character is grown from a good system of roots.Ö
People of character live from the inside out. Their convictions guide their actions. Their principles govern their lives. People of character have both the strength and grace to give their best to the world.
To their enemy they give forgiveness.
To an outsider, understanding.
To a friend, their heart.
To their children, a good example.
To their mates, faithfulness.
To their parents, respect.
To themselves, gentleness.
To all people, kindness.
Strong roots produce a strong character. And a strong character is needed to give oneís best to life. When the treeís roots are well tended, the leaves will be full and healthy.
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