Sunday Snippet: Visiting The Values Of WeHakee; Truth
TRUTH: Relationships that embrace honesty
Being open and honest with each other is the truest form of respect and provides
a firm foundation for every relationship. WeHaKee understands that helping girls understand
how to be truly honest with each other is not only an important value to instill,
it is a critical skill to building and maintaining relationships throughout life.
If you have been following our examination of the values of WeHaKee these past several weeks, you have likely seen how they are interwoven within each other. Truth is certainly a critical piece in enabling justice, compassion and community. Without truth, they would cease to exist!
But honesty can be challenging, especially with the pressures of popular culture emphasizing the need to do what is best for the individual to get ahead, to win, to be better than others. It is not uncommon for girls to struggle with being truthful, even at camp. But with strong, positive role models helping each girl experience how freeing and empowering being honest can be, girls begin to embrace the power of truth.
Truth can be helpful, but if delivered without respect and sensitivity, it has the ability to be painful. Girls are able to practice being truthful in caring and nonjudgemental ways, so that their honesty can be received in a positive and supportive tone. Knowing how to be truthful and honest with others is a key skill in creating and enhancing strong and lifelong relationships.
The successful culture of WeHaKee requires a sense of trust among the campers and staff. Helping others to be compassionately and equitably (justly) honest with each other is key. With all these elements working together, the final value of WeHaKee can be achieved – Peace!
Thank you again for joining us. Enjoy your week!