Virtue of the Week – Altruism and Summer Volunteer Ideas for Children

Our Virtue this week is Altruistic and what better way to put the Virtue in Action than volunteering? To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to [...] Read more »

Virtue of the Week – Discernment

Discernment is, quite possibly, one of the most important qualities to develop in life and this week, Discernment is the 4virtu Virtu of the week. Discernment is the ability to understand or comprehend, and evaluate clearly. It means we can see the true nature of things and the quality of discernment allows us to distinguish [...] Read more »

Virtue of the Week – Compassion

“Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Compassion is the Golden Rule in Action – Do unto others as you [...] Read more »

Virtue of the Week – Bravery

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela We encounter acts of bravery and brave people every single day:  our troops who are fighting for us and freedom, the [...] Read more »

Virtue of the Week – Reverence

“By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.  By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.” Albert Schweitzer God, religion, nature, science, literature, philosophy, inspirational leaders, artists, art, music, wisdom, and beauty are all things that can inspire Reverence. As I began to think about [...] Read more »