“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing, Major League Baseball Player
Discussion Prompt: The challenges in life – whether hard work, conflict, loss or failure – put the spotlight on our character and allow others to see who we really are and what we are really made of. Name a person who consistently turns up his sleeves and gets involved when there is hard work to be done. What are three character virtues you have observed from this person?
Writing Prompt: When someone does not do a fair share of the work, how does this affect others? How does this affect the morale, unity and productivity of the group? Where in your life could you “turn up your sleeves” and help out more often?