Character counts today and every day

It has been said that tough times don’t build character, they reveal it.

These are certainly challenging and turbulent times. We are facing an international health pandemic, financial uncertainty, racial tensions, and civil unrest.

It can be easy to feel helpless – wondering what possible impact we can have on such great problems. We can start with what is within our control: our character.

For over 20 years, our community has been working to instill the six core ethical values that transcend cultural, religious and socioeconomic differences: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Values like the Six Pillars guide us through difficult times and the actions we take.

The issues that confront us are immense and it can be overwhelming. But the fact remains, while we cannot do everything, we can do something. And remember, character counts in everything we do.