In February remember that…
Goal for the Month:
To know that you count and to BELIEVE it.
TODAY, I remind myself, YOU COUNT!!
Be Drug FREE
This month’s celebration color is WOW! Fuchsia. Whenever I see or wear the color Fuchsia, I will remember that I count and that I make a difference wherever I go.
In February, we celebrate Black History Month. This is because we want black Americans and Americans of every color to know that they are very important in the successful progress of our country. Feeling that “You Count” is to feel worthy, to know you have value, and know that you are good and have the power to do good.
One of the reasons I wrote this book is because it never made sense to me that some people valued some lives more than others based on silly physical differences. The habits in this book are all about the unifying qualities that we have in common. Focusing on these shared qualities inspire a whole lot more unity among us than emphasizing minor differences, blown way out of proportion.
When you know you count, you know you have a purpose and that you were born with gifts to fulfill that purpose. Each day we use our time, our thoughts, and our energy. Together we could turn all of us into humane beings more than just human beings. Humane beings are generous, democratic, forgiving, kind hearted, unselfish and amiable. Wouldn’t that be great?
What is so exciting about being alive is that we affect our lives and the lives of others. This is why we are each too important to abuse ourselves with drugs and alcohol.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa,
1994 inaugural speech
A February “YOU COUNT” activity at Warm Springs Middle School in Morgan County, WV, included a bulletin board with papers each student wrote about why, “I Count.”
Share Your Stories and Ideas
for helping others in February here.
This revolution of good habits will grow because you act on the habits and because you have good ideas for spreading the 12 habits too. As an example, one dentist displayed monthly habits posters.. on the ceiling over his patients - and changed them each month. How COOL is that?? Share YOUR stories and ideas with us and we’ll feature them on the website so others can benefit from your sharing.