Virtue of the Week: Modesty

Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and privacy.

You are practicing modesty when you:

– Are comfortable being who you are,

– Respect yourself,

– Do not permit anyone to abuse your body,

– Set boundaries about your right to privacy,

– Accept praise with humility and gratitude, and

– Share your victories without boasting.


I am modest. I have no need to brag. I dress in a way that shows respect for myself and others. I protect myself from disrespectful attention.

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.

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