Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:10 am Last modified: 5:03 am

Op-ed

Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.
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Virtue of the Week: Compassion

Compassion is understanding and caring when someone is hurt or troubled, even if you don’t know them. It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen and say kind words. You forgive mistakes. You are a friend when someone needs a friend. You are practicing compassion whe
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Virgin Islanders Step Up to the Plate During This Crisis

Stephanie Emelia Barnes appreciates and praises the governor and so many others for the work they are doing for the recovery after the wrath of Hurricane Irma.
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Moving Forward Despite Irma

Justin Moorhead says: “’Never let a crisis go to waste’… It reminds me that there is opportunity in the most challenging of situations. The emphasis is not on any crisis. It is the opportunity that each crisis represents for change.”
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Virtue of the Week: Kindness

Kindness is showing you care, doing some good to make life better for others. Be thoughtful about people's needs. Show love and compassion to someone who is sad or needs your help.
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Virtue of the Week: Love

Love is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show love in a smile, a kind word, a thoughtful act or a hug. Love is treating people and things with care and kindness because they mean so much to you. Love is contagious.
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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. You treat people and things gently and respectfully.
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Frank Schneiger

V.I. Crisis: No Matter Where You Start, Answer Must Come from Inside

There is a way in which outsiders can play a useful role. They can point out things that seem different, out of the ordinary. These are things that local people are so accustomed to that they seem normal.
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Virtue of the Week: Detachment

Detachment is experiencing your feelings without allowing your feelings to control you. Instead of just reacting, with detachment you are free to choose how you will act.
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Virtue of the Week: Cleanliness

Cleanliness means more than washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes. It is putting into your body and your mind only the things that keep you healthy. It is cleaning up mistakes and making a fresh start.
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