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Character word of the month 2017


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

Character of topeka

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