(vs. Self-Centeredness)

Willingness to change my schedule and priorities to meet a need

To practice Availability I will:

The definition of Availability refers to “those I serve”. To understand availability,you must first understand who you serve. We obviously serve those in authority over us but don't we also serve our peers? Good leaders serve those they lead. So being available means being ready to help others wherever we are and to do so cheerfully. If you look at the opposite quality of self-centeredness you can better understand Availability by thinking of it as “other-centeredness”.

This month, look for ways to be available to the many teams you are on such as family teams, work teams, community teams or school teams.

"He who gives when he is asked has waited too long." - Sunshine Magazine

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." - Mohammed Ali


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Availability

Robin's Reading List

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

Availability page