Virtue of the Fortnight: Responsibility

What is Responsibility?

Being responsible means others can trust you to do things with excellence. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses. Responsibility is the ability to respond ably and to make smart choices.

Why Practice It?

People who practice responsibility tend to be better problem solvers. No problem gets solved until someone takes ownership of it.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Kindness

How Do You Practice Kindness?

You practice kindness by noticing when someone or something needs care. Become sensitive to the world around you. Use your imagination to think of things that give others happiness. Find out what habits harm the earth and choose kinder ways to live. When you are tempted to be cruel, to criticise or tease, decide not to do it. Speak kindly instead. Greet people kindly. Take good care of your pets.

Affirmation

I am kind. I look for ways to help others. I show kindness to any person or animal I see. I do all I can to take care of the earth.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Kindness

What is Kindness?

Kindness is showing you care, doing some good to make life better for others. It is being thoughtful about people’s needs. Kindness is showing love and compassion to someone who is sad or needs your help. Kindness is treating yourself and others gently. It is caring about the earth and all living things.

Why Practice It?

Without kindness, no one would listen when people or animals need help. Everyone would be looking out for himself. The world is lonely without kindness. When someone reaches out to another in an act of kindness, it helps them both. People’s lack of kindness to the earth damages the air, water and the land. This causes people and animals to suffer, too. Being kind allows us to feel connected to everything and everyone.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Thoughtfulness

What is Thoughtfulness?

Thoughtfulness is kindness guided by empathy. It is carefully considering a course of action with honesty. It is giving importance to other people’s needs. We think about them, observe what they need and offer our help. We pay careful attention to their likes and dislikes and do things that give them happiness. We carefully consider how our actions will affect them.

Why Practice It?

Little gifts of thoughtfulness can brighten someone’s day. Lifelong thoughtfulness illumines our relationships with joy and trust.