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Virtue of the Week – Honor

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Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Honor

Honor is deep respect for what we know is right and true. It is living up to the virtues of our character. We honor our abilities by using them for a meaningful purpose. Honor is appreciation in action. We honor others when we treat them with the dignity they deserve. Others can trust us to keep our word of honor. When we do things we are ashamed of, we restore our honor by taking responsibility and making amends. We do our duty, whatever sacrifice it requires, We act with integrity, not to be admired, but because it is the right thing to do.

 Quote: “If you seek what is honorable, what is good, what is the truth of your life, all the other things you could not imagine come as a matter of course.” — Oprah Winfrey

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The Practice of Honor

I live by my principles.

I cultivate the virtues and talents I have been given.

I treat others and myself with dignity and respect.

I am trustworthy in keeping my agreements.

I strive for impeccable integrity.

I do what I believe is right no matter what.

I am thankful for the gift of Honor.

It makes my life worthwhile.

Questions for Discussion

  • How is honor celebrated in our community?
  • How do we honor our community members?
  • What does making amends look like in terms of our social justice journey?
  • How do we act in integrity with all our community members?

Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit www.virtuesmatter.org.

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