Past, Present and Future. This is my Girl Scout Uniform when I was in Scouts as a young girl. I couldn't believe the beautiful badges that are available today! Their ethics remain the same, teaching our young girls vital core values and Characters of Character is proud to be a part of it. This picture was when local Scout Troops kicked off their cookie sales with Manners Monkey!
There are so many variable ways to teach children vital core values and empower them with the tools to be proud of who they are and to respect themselves and others. If you know of a Scout Troop who would enjoy learning about the Characters of Character, please share us with them. Remember, YOU are a role model, there is a child who is listening to what you say, watching what you do and wanting to someday be just like you. Be of good character.
I'll keep it short and sweet this blog. Would you like to learn how you can support these adorable characters and make a difference in the life of a child? Visit us online to learn more!
Thank you 2019 and all our supporters for helping us bring children in the hospital some fun character building activities to keep them on the mend! 2020 we're doing it all again! Visit us online to see how you can make a difference in the life of a child. Thank you.
Characters of Character is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in Illinois and moving to Tennessee in 2020 to plant roots and harvest the good in character development, teaching children and empowering communities. Learn more online. Meet the characters here.
Learn about our 2020 projects here. Donate here . Contact us here. Check out upcoming events here.
You can sponsor a painting class in your community! Children listen to a social story, discuss the character trait and then bring the character to life on canvas that they paint! Contact Joni here.
Another year older and a new year will begin! I would take my children to school everyday, when I would take them after summer break to their next grade level is when it would hit me.....they're getting older..........their Birthday's didn't effect me this way, it was ALWAYS the next year of school....So, the New Year is upon us and what will you do, another year older, coo-coo-ca-choo!
While so many will have New Years Resolutions for whatever they may be, to take them on slowly is the best way to be. This way your resolutions become a habit, if it's being kinder, eating healthier, trying harder, etc. Make them a reality by doing them slowly, daily and intentionally.
It's all about balance! Don't take the fun out of your day. Whatever your creative gene is, use it, don't lose it! It's great therapy, it's helps with your mindset, your attitude and gets you in balance.
Make each minute count! I know for me at times I feel like the day is lasting forever, and yet the years seem to fly on by? Something I've been doing this past year when I'm overwhelmed or avoiding a task that needs to be done, I find my 'happy place', be it painting, drawing, writing or writing in my journal, I choose one to do to keep my mind occupied in a good place so that I can go into the next minute, next hour, next week or next year feeling at peace and balanced.
Don't worry, BE HAPPY! Don't put so much pressure on yourself and try to get everything accomplished right away, take it one day at a time, one minute, one week, one month, one year and before you know it another New Year will appear! Happy New Year.
My name is Joni Downey, I'm the creator of the Characters of Character. We're a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide a firm foundation for children to establish strong civic values. Be sure to visit our website to learn how you can implement these traits in your home, your classroom, your community and in your everyday life!
Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.