Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.

You are practicing gentleness when you:

– Make it safe for people and animals to be around you,

– Touch carefully,

– Speak with a soft voice,

– Take time out when you don’t feel gentle, and

– Think gentle thoughts that make you smile inside.


I am gentle. I think, speak and act with gentleness. I show care for people and for everything that I touch.

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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