Explore the value of Character
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Here are some inspiring stories about character.
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BEING ME One day at my new summer camp I was so excited to be their so I went to the camp on the first day wearing one of my most favorite outfits.So when I arrived everyone looked at me very funny and then after 10 seconds they started laughing at me and pointing at me and that made me feel horrible. Was their something...
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FRIENDSHIP AND STANDING UP When I was in second grade, I had a rival. I didn't understand why we couldn't just get along, but it seemed like she didn't want to. Then one day, it was field day and we both were sitting on our towels. Two boys walked up to her and started calling her mean names. I may not have been friends with her, but I...
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CHAS SHARES VALUES BY CHARLES H. KING New Children’s Book for Young Readers – Introducing ‘Chas Share Values’ Chas Share Values introduces children to the character Chas. Each of the 10 colors on Chas’s body represents a different personal value, to be used as a building block to help them grow personally. Each value is defined, illustrated, and...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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CHARACTER QUOTATIONS
20190208 friday quote
“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Character, the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life, is the source from which self-respect springs.”

Joan Didion

20190205 tuesday quote
“Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.”

James Lane Allen

20190206 wednesday quote
“The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.”

William James

20190204 monday quote
“It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.”

Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday quote
“Strength of a character isn't always about how much you can handle before you break. It’s also about how much you can handle after you've been broken.”

Robert Tew

20161013 thursday quote
“You express the truth of your character with the choice of your actions.”

Steve Maraboli

Monday quote
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Helen Keller

20161010 monday quote alternate
“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.”

Tyron Edwards

20161012 wednesday quote alternate
“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”

James Michener

20190204 monday quote
“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.”

D. L. Moody

20190207 thursday quote
“Every experience is a stitch in the fabric of your character.”

Gary Clausing

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'character'.
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Mina Irfan Mina is my best friend and my fabulous mom. Everything she taught me since 12 years ago is still in my head. When I was 4, I was diagnosed with a learning disorder and speech impairment. Although I had that problem, she told me not to give up. I overcame it after a while as I know she is always here for me. She...
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Maria Ernestina Palos My grandmother was the holiest person I've ever known and she is my hero. She was born on November 7, 1933 in Monterrey, Mexico. She was the second of eleven children. When she was in school the girls had to learn how to sew. Her sewing was beautiful. The back of embroidery never looks that good. The back of...
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Donna Peters Dr. Donna Peters is my hero for many reasons. She served the children of North Carolina in education for 30 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and a superintendent. She now serves as the Executive Director of the Sandhills Leadership Academy. This academy trains teachers to be principals for...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Cheyenne from Ilion NY JUNE 13, 2017
I would always want to be myself

happy hippo from Wausau, WI MAY 28, 2014
He didn't let anyone pull him down

Dennis Dinzeo from Las Vegas, NV APRIL 3, 2014
We all face unfair treatment, but no one can take away the personal choice to become part of the problem or part of the solution.

Letta from Akron, OH FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Let no one live rent free in your head.

Letta from Akron, Ohio FEBRUARY 8, 2013
There's good in the worst of us and bad in the best of us, till it makes no sense to talk about the rest of us.

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