Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. Being honest means that you accept yourself as who you are. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

You are practicing honesty when you:

• Say what you mean and mean what you say,

• Make promises you can keep,

• Tell the truth tactfully,

• Admit your mistakes,

• Refuse to lie, cheat or steal, and

• Are true to yourself and do what you know is right


I am honest. I can be trusted to keep my word. I have no need to impress others. I accept myself. I tell the truth, kindly and tactfully.

The Family Connection was established in 2005 by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands as an early-childhood initiative. The mission of TFC is to strengthen the community child care and early education infrastructure in the USVI by building awareness of the importance of early learning and development for success and working with community agencies to promote quality care and education. One of its efforts is the Virtues Project, an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities.

The Source supports the Virtues Project. We will publish one of the virtues developed by the project each week.

Further information can be found here.

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