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Virtue of the Week: Humility

The Source is supporting the Virtues Project, an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities. We are publishing the 52 virtues developed by the project every week for the next year. The Source takes no credit for anything other than providing a prominent place for these ideals to be seen and hopefully discussed and, more importantly, lived.

This week’s virtue is being humble.

Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes. When you do great things, humility reminds you to be thankful instead of boastful.

You are practicing humility when you…

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• Consider the needs of others as important as your own

• Apologize and make amends when you hurt others

• Learn from your mistakes and change for the better

• Ask for help when you need it

• Are doing your best just to do it, not to impress anyone

• Are grateful instead of boastful

The Virtues Project is an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities aligned to 52 virtues – such as “compassion,” “integrity,” “respect.” The Virtues Project promotes community capacity-building to teach positive behaviors and attitudes and contribute to healthy and supportive environments across sectors. This is an initiative originated with a work group of Early Childhood Advisory Committee of the Children and Families Council and is moving forward with support from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. We are working in collaboration with the Department of Education to infuse V.I. culture into the messages and to implement The Virtues Project in the public schools. The goal is to engage the community in discussion and awareness of the “Virtue of the Week” in schools, child care settings, home, and the workplace through the media, religious institutions, schools and centers, government agencies, and business organizations.

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The Source is supporting the Virtues Project, an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities. We are publishing the 52 virtues developed by the project every week for the next year. The Source takes no credit for anything other than providing a prominent place for these ideals to be seen and hopefully discussed and, more importantly, lived.

This week's virtue is being humble.

Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes. When you do great things, humility reminds you to be thankful instead of boastful.

You are practicing humility when you…

• Consider the needs of others as important as your own

• Apologize and make amends when you hurt others

• Learn from your mistakes and change for the better

• Ask for help when you need it

• Are doing your best just to do it, not to impress anyone

• Are grateful instead of boastful

The Virtues Project is an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities aligned to 52 virtues – such as “compassion,” “integrity,” “respect.” The Virtues Project promotes community capacity-building to teach positive behaviors and attitudes and contribute to healthy and supportive environments across sectors. This is an initiative originated with a work group of Early Childhood Advisory Committee of the Children and Families Council and is moving forward with support from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. We are working in collaboration with the Department of Education to infuse V.I. culture into the messages and to implement The Virtues Project in the public schools. The goal is to engage the community in discussion and awareness of the “Virtue of the Week” in schools, child care settings, home, and the workplace through the media, religious institutions, schools and centers, government agencies, and business organizations.