"Spunk—is a sort of can-do energy, which is boundless. This trait is the energy you use to do stuff—school, dance, art, play. You can be relied on to be energetic, but to also harness that energy to be calm. You are an impressive young man whose infectious humor, energy and positive spirit affects everyone around you."
"This has been a big year for you. Bigger classes, more responsibility and less time! Growing up is a balancing act, a tightrope, a trapeze, a plate spinning contest where one has to juggle time, responsibility and decision making. You have learned how to look ahead to manage all."Everyone might wonder, but especially kids: Am I OK? Does anyone appreciate me? We answer those questions with our resounding affirmation. You are important! You are OK!
Our library organizes forty eight virtues along an positive executive function model. You can use the words to acknowledge growth and affirm change in your child, a co-worker or a student. Harmonious Development is the idea that effort produces change in individuals. Outcomes do matter, yet they are not the complete picture. Certificates of Harmonious Development recognize the internal outcome of effort. They signify that you recognize something of great value in the recipient. To students who struggle, or coworkers who strive or students who study hard, words matter. As people seek to master tasks at hand, there is something of great value - greater than accomplishing a goal. What matters is that others understand the nature of their effort, the unseen aspects of self actualization and efficacy. The purpose of Certificates of Harmonious Development are to acknowledge the recipients for this inner accomplishment.