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Virtue of the Week – Acceptance

Virtue of the Week – Acceptance

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.



Acceptance is embracing life on its own terms. We are open to what is, rather than wishing for something different. We face the truth in all circumstances with honesty and courage. Acceptance helps us to bend without breaking in the winds of tests, to gather the lessons and step forward with new wisdom and awareness. We affirm others and ourselves for the qualities we do have and avoid judgment and criticism for what we don’t have. Accepting myself allows me to give what I have to the world.

Quote: “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” –Brian Tracey

The Practice of Acceptance

I receive my tests with humor and grace.

I see the truth in all I experience.

I accept the things I cannot change.

I trust that there is some good in whatever happens.

I accept my intimates as they are.

I trust that I am a person of value.

I am thankful for the gift of Acceptance. It brings me serenity.

Questions for Discussion

  • In our community, how do we affirm others and ourselves?
  • Where do I seek truth? How do I know when to be accepting and when to stand for change?
  • How do people know that they are welcomed in our community?
  • When focusing on social justice, what is something that is difficult to accept?


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Virtue of the Week is provided by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) in partnership with the VI Source and Virtues Matter.



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