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Charlotte Amalie
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Virtue of the Week: Compassion

Compassion is understanding and caring when someone is hurt or troubled, even if you don’t know them. It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen and say kind words. You forgive mistakes. You are a friend when someone needs a friend.

You are practicing compassion when you:

– Notice when someone is hurt or needs a friend,

– Imagine how they must be feeling,

– Take time to show that you care,

– Ask how they are and listen patiently,

– Forgive others when they make a mistake, and

– Are helpful to a person or animal in need.


I have compassion. I notice when someone is hurt or needs my help. I take the time to show that I care.

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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