...but by the content of their character...

Martin Luther King Jr. gave an incredible speech in which he said:  "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character."

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was recently observed by our southern neighbours, and it's a great opportunity for us to take stock on how we're doing within our city limits on this challenge.  It's often easy to judge each other by our outward appearances.  Sometimes we can miss out of a wonderful friendship because we start out with assumptions, and don't take the time to get to know people by 'the content of their character'.

Here's a challenge that my family will take up this coming spring.  Are there people in our neighbourhoods, schools, work places that we haven't gotten to know all that well?  As the BBQs come out of hibernation along with the winterized Canadians with them, let's try inviting people into our lives and homes that we haven't before.

Will you take on this challenge?  Comments?  Please leave them below... and thanks!

By Vijay Manuel
Abbotsford Character Council Chair