"Appreciate talent and admire character".
What do we try to impress upon our children? ~ Many more lessons than a simple blog post can illustrate ~ but if I could sum it all up it would be "Appreciate talent and admire character." ~ Rhapsody occurs when the two come together. We don't have a lot to say about the talent we have been given ~ but character... Now that takes work.
Character is about choices, decisions, drive and discipline. It's about doing what others can't or won't. It's about persevering through the times when it's unbearable, uncomfortable or unpopular. It's about dedication, selfless acts, and honest humility. Character is beautiful.
We've all been given talent. Character makes the most of it. When we see the dedication ~ The conscientious combination of character and talent applied ~ It truly inspires us and we feel ~ Rhapsody.