October 18, 2017 1:58 pm Last modified: 1:29 pm

Op-ed

Virtue of the Week: Love

Love is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show love in a smile, a kind word, a thoughtful act or a hug. Love is treating people and things with care and kindness because they mean so much to you. Love is contagious.
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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. You treat people and things gently and respectfully.
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V.I. Crisis: No Matter Where You Start, Answer Must Come from Inside

There is a way in which outsiders can play a useful role. They can point out things that seem different, out of the ordinary. These are things that local people are so accustomed to that they seem normal.
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Virtue of the Week: Detachment

Detachment is experiencing your feelings without allowing your feelings to control you. Instead of just reacting, with detachment you are free to choose how you will act.
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Virtue of the Week: Cleanliness

Cleanliness means more than washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes. It is putting into your body and your mind only the things that keep you healthy. It is cleaning up mistakes and making a fresh start.
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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
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Trump’s Immigration Reform Insults Lady Liberty

Emma Lazarus would be ashamed to see her words and her dream dashed by an American president whose legislative pursuits are propped up through intimidation, racism, and xenophobia.
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Virtue of the Week: Assertiveness

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.
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The Crisis: First Make Sure You’re Solving the Right Problem

As the territory's crisis deepens, here is a thought and a question. First, the thought, actually a basic principle. It is, always be sure that you are solving the right problems. And then the question: are there problems that are insoluble?
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Virtue of the Week: Orderliness

Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. Order around you creates order inside you.
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