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Virtue of the Week – Serenity

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.


Serenity is tranquility of spirit. It is an abiding sense of trust and faith that all is well. In the midst of trials, we are accepting and resilient. We go with the flow. We practice stillness, reflection and mindfulness. Serenity gives us lucidity of thought and allows us to detach from strong emotions that can cloud our judgment. We do not allow worry or fear to throw us off balance. We cultivate a peaceful presence. We are able to be the calm in the wind.

Quote: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

— Reinhart Niebuhr

The Practice of Serenity

I have faith in the goodness of life.

I accept tests with grace and trust.

I am flexible in the course of events.

I am thoughtful and reflective.

I keep my peace.

In the midst of chaos, I create tranquility.

I am thankful for the gift of Serenity. It soothes my soul.

  • What trials do we anticipate in our social justice work?
  • What is your mindfulness practice?
  • What does flexibility look like to you?
  • How can reflection strengthen our social justice work?

Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit www.virtuesmatter.org

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