Character: Who you are when no one else is watching.
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January - Self-Control - considering consequences before making choices
February - Hospitality - cheerfully sharing food, shelter, and friendship with others
March - Perseverance -pushing through difficulties, even if it means unexpected sacrifice
April - Creativity - approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new perspective
May - Optimism - finding and emphasizing the positive
June - Truthfulness - earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts
July - Responsibility - knowing and doing what is expected of me
August - Courage - confidence to say or do what is true, right and just
September - Empathy - showing consideration and understanding to heal the hurt of others
October - Respect - honoring others because of their worth as human beings
November - Enthusiasm - expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort
December - Wisdom - seeing and responding to life situations from a perspective that transcends my current circumstances
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Topeka City of Character and participating businesses and organizations have teamed up to promote the Character of Topeka. Check out the Topeka Capital-Journal each month for feature stories about the Download each months flyer on the Word of the Month page and display it proudly.