Justice was a hard one, probably because the definition is so vague. Maybe I should choose a definition to concentrate on next time it comes around.
Social justice, on a small scale, seemed the right part to work on. Easy enough at this time of the year, when all the charities are begging. We even held a (distributed) family meeting on where to send the Christmas donation.
My volunteer job has been taken over by the school secretary, so I need to find something else. Coin counting (Literally. Pizza slices are 1.25 and subs are 3.50.) was my speed. Not sure where to look next. As a teenager it was Girl Guides, but Daughter has enough on already and it doesn’t interest me anymore. Storytelling counts a bit, but not enough for me. Maybe I’ll join the group that goes to seniors’ residences. I hope to get into more schools around World Storytelling Day this spring.
Turns out I already did Justice back in October using Ben Franklin’s definition: “Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.” I did reasonably well on injuries, and adequate on duty, but as I said above, that’s only because of the family Christmas donation.
The next virtue is Restraint.
Another vague one. I suspect all the Heavenly Virtues will have this problem.
Let’s see: Restrain self from getting angry or procrastinating. Restrain self from eating all those yummy cookies. I showed restraint after the concert by not bringing home all the leftover yummies. Need to think more on this one.