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Character Counts in Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day. I wonder what it means to you. I wonder what is on your list of things for which you are thankful. I wonder to whom you are thankful. At the moment, three little house finches perch on the feeder just outside my office window. They seem very […]

Character-in-Action Shows Forgiveness

Character-in-Action shows forgiveness to those who have wronged us in some way, and many of us are willing to forgive to a point. I wonder, though, how many of us are ready to exercise the kind of forgiveness shown in this story. Everyone who is old enough to follow the […]

Character Counts in Christmas Shopping

In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is officially the first of the Christmas shopping season. More recently, we hear it called a holiday shopping season, as we strive to squeeze one another into a politically correct mold. Whatever year-end holiday one celebrates, however, the shopping season has begun. […]

Good Character Demands Respect for Elders

During this season of holidays, I’d like to suggest a character experiment. How many children can you catch showing respect to older people? Previous generations talked frequently about respect for elders, but our modern society, hating to impose any kind of boundaries on young people, does little talking or teaching […]

Good Character Requires Character-in-Action

Character-in-Action® is a name we assigned our line of character books. We assigned that name because good character requires character-in-action. Until we have action, we do not have character. You may tell me, “That man is a man of character,” but until I see him in action, exercising character, […]

Character – in a Panda Cub?

Tai Shan, a giant panda cub, receives his first general public visitors today at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. I understand they gave away 13,000 tickets for this first public appearance of the nearly 5-month old star. I wonder how many of those visitors have ever heard that […]

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