Character is the set of qualities that make somebody distinctive. It is the outward manifestation of what you believe inside your mind and spirit. It is your nature, personality and moral fiber. Your character is the attitude and set of mind which indicates to others who you are and what you stand for.

As you read through this small list of admirable character traits, check the ones that you believe are a part of your inner guidance system. Do your children know that you feel strongly about these attributes and? Perhaps you should share with them the qualities that make you the person you are today.

- Appreciative
- Courageous
- Committed
- Compassionate
- Confident
- Dependable
- Fair
- Faithful
- Flexible
- Friendly
- Generous
- Gentle
- Grateful
- Honest
- Humble
- Integrity
- Kind
- Loving
- Loyal
- Optimistic
- Patient
- Persistent
- Resourceful
- Respectful of all
- Responsible for choices
- Self-control
- Sincere
- Tolerant
- Trustworthy
- Truthful
- Warm and welcoming

This is a partial list of character traits and values that could change our society and the world if they were incorporated into the lives of each person.

As teachers, parents, coaches and adults who work with youth on a daily basis, we have an opportunity to mentor the next generation.

The best teacher is a role model.

Children, neighbors and coworkers are watching what we do, much more than what we say. If we feel that character is important, do we show that belief in action? Do we follow our own spiritual compass? Do we want them to do as we do or just as we say?

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