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Virtue of the Week: Truthfulness

Truthfulness is being honest in your words and actions. You don’t tell lies even to defend yourself. Don’t listen to gossip or prejudice. See the truth for yourself. Don’t try to be more that you are to impress others. Be yourself, your true self.

You are practicing truthfulness when you:

– Speak only the truth,

– Don’t let others tell you what to think,

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– Investigate the truth for yourself,

– Can tell the difference between fact and fantasy,

– Admit when you have made a mistake, and

– Don’t exaggerate or deceive.


I am truthful. I speak the truth. I see the truth with my own eyes. I am content to be my true self.

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.