Sunday, September 13, 2009


The fifth pillar of the Character Counts program is Caring. This means:

• Be kind
• Be compassionate and show you care
• Express gratitude
• Forgive others
• Help people in need
Of course the first story that comes to mind when I think about caring is The Good Samaritan from the Bible. Two names that invoke images of caring for me are Florence Nightingale and Mother Teresa.

But there are so many more. The troops who protect our country are caring. The environmentalists protecting our wildlife, oceans, air, and natural resources are caring. Nurses and doctors care. Nursing home workers care. Teachers care. All who are working to make the world a better place care.

Just planting a flower so that the world is a little prettier, shows a person who cares.

Caring gives a person character. Be a person who cares about the important things.

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