Virtue for the week of June 17 – 23: Generosity
Generosity is giving and sharing. You share freely, not with the idea of receiving something in return. You find ways to give others happiness, and give just for the joy of giving. Generosity is one of the best ways to show love and friendship.
You practice generosity when you:
• Are thoughtful of the needs of others
• Notice when someone needs help
• Give freely without expectation of reward
• Give fully without holding back
• Are willing to make sacrifices for others
• Use wisdom about sharing treasured belongings
I am generous. I look for opportunities to give and to share. I take time to be thoughtful. I give freely, fully, and joyfully.
The Source supports the Virtues Project, an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities. We will publish one of the 52 Virtues developed by the project every week for the next year in my blog spot. I support as an individual each of these virtues, but take no credit for anything other than providing a prominent place for these ideals to be seen and hopefully discussed and, more importantly, lived.
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.