Monday, November 8, 2010


I've been reading a lot about bestowing dignity. According to the book, 10 Conversations You Need to Have with your Children, every human being has value and every human encounter is a fresh chance to let him know it. Some people believe in human kindness, others believe it is to love and be loved, but we also need to remember to confer dignity on all of God's creatures. It made me think, "Do I practice this daily." Well....sometimes, is what I told myself. Let's clear up the definition of the word before going an deeper. This is what stated.....


[dig-ni-tee] Show IPA
–noun, plural -ties.
bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect orappreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion orsituation.
nobility or elevation of character; worthiness: dignity ofsentiments.

Sounds to me like it is our job to impress value upon the lives of others. When you smile at someone, ask about their day, offer a compliment, you are conferring dignity. You bring them to life. Whenever you make someone feel that they matter, you lend them dignity.

Let me know of ways that you confer dignity to others....
Thanks for Reading!

1 comment:

Kati said...

I think a way to show dignity is to give to others without them knowing who you are. So often when we make people charity cases thinking we are helping--it actually makes them feel like they are pitied and it does not increase their dignity. But giving out of love and without needing to be known is a beautiful thing :)