This summer at camp we introduced a new Honor Code, that actually wasn’t very new at all! You see, while having a structured, outlined Honor Code was new for us, it simply puts words to the Spirit of Greystone that has held true for 100 years. Greystone Girls have been following the Honor Code all along without even knowing it!
These qualities come naturally at camp, but we want to help you carry them home with you, and practice them in your communities all year long. Enter our Honor Code at Home series! We’ve already talked about how to live it out at school, and today we’re diving into a topic that we know our Greystone Girls care about: friendships.
Nothing will ever quite compare to your camp friends, but practicing the Honor Code in small ways in your school friendships can make them richer and fuller. Scroll on for a few of our ideas, but there are so many ways this can apply!
We’re starting with the most obvious one here. We don’t have to tell you that kindness is the foundation of all friendships! But what does it really look like to be kind in your friendships?
Don’t we all want friends who are positive? Who see the best in us, and don’t give up on us when things are hard? Greystone Girls know that the best way to have friends like that is to BE that friend!
This part of the Honor Code can sometimes seem a little murky, but it can have a big impact on your friendships! Taking ownership means being accountable as a friend, recognizing that you have power and responsibility in your relationships. You can set the tone for your friendships, and that is a really cool thing.
The end of the Honor Code says “this is how I will have fun, make friends, and glorify God both in this place and in the world,” and that is so true. Doing these things consistently will solidify and stengthen your real-world friendships, and bring a little bit of that Greystone Bubble feeling to your life at home while you’re doing it.
There is so much more to this topic of friendships, so we want to hear from you too! What are ways that YOU show kindness, see the good, and take ownership at home? Comment below so we can share ideas together! Greystone Girls, we are proud of you. Keep praticing these lessons at home, and we’ll be back together before you know it!