1. Respect - Respect means understanding and accepting each other for who we are.Respect, in this case, is not a receiver's mandate but more of the giver's responsibility.It is cognizant of a person's unique individuality, that each of us have our own destinies to live. Even if we were all brought the same way, even if we went to the same school and was raised in the same discipline, even if we were twins, we'll all grow up to live lives different from each other. This understanding is best expressed through respect for each other.
2. Inspire Others - Knowing that we are all a member of a larger community of man, it should be incumbent upon us to uphold our respectability and good reputation.The ability to live our daily lives to be as a good christian and good citizen is an inspiration to others.We must always try to be a shining example to the people around us.... and like charity, it begins at home. And just like courtesy, Inspiration is contagious.
In corollary to this......
In the Filipino family culture, upholding family pride and respectability should be kept.Nowadays, there is a strong tendency to lose our sense of "Hiya"..... as in - " Mahiya ka naman sa mga kapitbahay or Huwag mong gagawin iyan at baka sabihin ng mga tao na talagang ganyan iyan maski sa pamilya nila..... "
Dad always told us to take care of our name and we have the responsibility to protect it. Our (sur)name is a legacy we want to pass on to the future generations and therefore, we ought to uphold it the best way we can and be careful not to destroy its reputation with our actions.
Another thing is Sacrifice. Love is sacrificial. It is never easy but necessary if one thinks for the good of another family member.
These are the values that make up our family. The same values I would want to pass on to the next generation someday. What do you value as a family? =)