The second “C” in character stands for “Compassion.”

The dictionary defines compassion to mean having sympathy for others and includes a desire to help those who are suffering or in trouble. This month, try to help others who are less fortunate than you, be a friend to someone who you might otherwise not consider one, or stand up for someone who is being teased. When you put other people’s feelings ahead of your own, you are showing compassion and building character.

Learn more about compassion by reading Hey Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoost.

When one helps another, both gain strength. (Ecuadorian proverb)