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This past May, I was lucky enough to go on an adventure with my girlfriend. We drove down to Louisiana in her blue Smart Car to an Art Retreat! Here we made journals, had wonderful conversations, lots of good food and plenty of laughter, not to mention new friendships. Here is where I first learned or became aware of the term, "I Am". Think about these two little words for what you say after them you will become. I became so infatuated with this term that I dedicated an entire journal to write in each day with these very words, "I Am". It puts me in a great mindset, keeps me grounded and fills my soul with gratitude. I had a girlfriend who was struggling through the days and so I suggested this little lesson to her. It didn't take her very long before she reached out to thank me. The fact is that we all have use these words, we all have said these words and we all are able to bring awareness to these two little words. "I AM"
In my opinion, when we stop to truly become aware of a thing, a person, a place and even a statement we become more empowered by the presence, the meaning, the feeling and absolute surrounding that it can and will encompass around us. Characters of Character New "I Am!" Affirmation Coloring Book is a great activity to do with your children and to remind yourself just how ______________you are! Available on Amazon.
"I AM" a visual learner, a hands on type of learner. It's just how I'm wired. Our new I AM tee shirts are the perfect reminder of these two little yet empowering words! Available on Amazon.
Our 'I Am' Series can be used to share with your children, incorporated in your classroom, and even used within your community. The intention of our 'I Am' Behavior Bear Series is to encourage positive behavior traits. Let's take a moment to talk about affirmations -- I know, a lot of people will roll their eyes when they read about affirmations, and if you're one of the eye-rolling folks reading this please stay open-minded and keep reading.
The purpose of an affirmation is to re-wire your brain to believe what you're repeating. If you constantly have negative thoughts, chances are you're leading a negative life. If you're constantly seeing the silver lining in your situation, no matter what it may be, you're probably a very happy person. Visit us online to learn more about these resources.
How do you choose a charity to support, not only during the holiday, but during the year? There are many to choose from that's for sure! All we ask is that you do some research before you dig into your pocket to see where your hard earned money is going? Does it go to staff salary? Does it go to a program? Does it benefit the community in which you live? These are a few questions raised through the year as I myself donate to charity. Here at Characters of Character we pride our organization in the fact that the work we do is accomplished through volunteers. Our volunteers have spent countless hours helping with events, marketing, graphic design work, newsletters, social media and everything involved to run a business. Why? Because they believe in our mission: "To provide a firm foundation for children to establish strong civic values" and they have seen the outcome when children and families meet the Characters of Character.
In 2005 I piloted the characters in an elementary school where they earned a National Promising Practice Award. This not only was an honor, but also an accomplishment as there were only two schools in the state of Illinois to earn this Award. So, in 2007 I took a leave of absence from the school to form this 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization. However, the economy was failing, my husband was in construction and I had to return to teaching. He has since then landed a wonderful job and said to me, "Joni, go do you" and so here I am, creating, writing, sharing and teaching with no looking back. Full steam ahead if you will! We have accomplished so much and there is still so much to be accomplished. Keep in mind that all three of our adult children are very supportive of this organization, too! We are a grateful family trying to make a difference in the world.
We are very proud to share with you our new products, such as the SuperHero Character Building Kit Now Available on line. These make great gift ideas! Click here to learn more about this item.
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Click here if you would still like to learn more about the Characters of Character. As you'll soon see, the Characters of Character has an important message to share with children, to empower communities and to engage families. Teaching vital core values is something that should never go out of style. Be a role model, be an encourage, be of good character at all times, you never know when a child is listening to you, watching you and would like to be just like you when they grow up. So once again we ask, be mindful of the Charities that you donate to. We hope that you find value in our work, our materials, our messages and all we do to make a difference in the life of a child not only during the Holiday Season, but each and everyday. Thank you
Our character Do'er Duck teaches children perseverance and to NEVER GIVE UP. When the Characters of Character were piloted, one of the students dressed as Do'er Duck for Halloween, Megan is now a teacher herself and of good character at that! You can purchase the new coloring book on Amazon here.
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