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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly.

Bring courtesy home. Your family needs it most of all. Courtesy helps life go smoothly.

You are practicing courtesy when you:

• Remember your manners,

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• Treat elders, parents, teachers, and children politely,

• Think about how your actions affect others,

• Eat, speak and move graciously,

• Make requests instead of demands, and

• Greet people with a smile.


I am courteous. I speak and act in a mannerly way. I show others that I value and respect them.

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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