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Great Expectations

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Eight Expectations For Living

  1. We will value one another as unique and special individuals.

  2. We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.

  3. We will use good manners, saying “please”, “thank you,” and “excuse me” and allow others to go first.

  4. We will cheer each other to success.

  5. We will help one another whenever possible.

  6. We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

  7. We will encourage each other to do our best.

  8. We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.


Great Expectations Life Principles

Responsibility – making the choice to be reliable and dependable

Respect – feeling honor

Self-Discipline – the ability to choose and control one’s own actions

Honesty – truthfulness

Integrity – acting according to a sense of right and wrong

Courage – strength to act even when afraid or uncertain

Compassion – ability to share another’s feelings or ideas

Perseverance – ability to persist or continue striving to the end

Loyalty – faithfulness to another

Effort – doing one’s best in an endeavor

Friendship – caring for and trusting others

Cooperation – working together

Common Sense – thinking before acting; using good judgment

Flexibility – ability to make adjustments or alter plans

Initiative – taking action; originating new ideas

Curiosity – desire to learn, to explore, to investigate

Patience – ability to wait calmly

Problem Solving – creating solutions; finding answers

Justice – being fair, right, and upholding what is right

Commitment – keeping a promise or a pledge

Esprit De Corps – devotion among members of a group for each

other and the group’s purpose

Citizenship – behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a


Service – giving of one’s time and energies to help others

Fortitude – strength of mind that enables a person to encounter

danger or bear pain or adversity with courage

Optimism – an inclination to put the most favorable construction

upon actions and happenings or to anticipate the best possible


Humanitarianism – promotion of human welfare and social reform

Propriety – standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct or


Courtesy – consideration, cooperation, and generosity

Temperance – moderation in action, thought, or feeling

Dedication – setting aside for a particular purpose

Humility – being humble, not proud or haughty, not arrogant or


Empathy – capacity for participating in another’s feelings or ideas

Forgiveness – act of forgiving for an offence; pardoning

Sincerity – honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy

Patriotism – love for or devotion to one’s country

Resiliency – recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or