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Virtue of the Week: 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.

You are practicing responsibility when you:

• Take your agreements seriously,

• Respond ably by doing things to the best of your ability,

• Are willing to do your part,

• Admit mistakes without making excuses,

• Are ready and willing to clear up misunderstandings,

• Give your best to whatever you do.


I am responsible. I give my best to all that I do and keep my agreements. I learn from my mistakes. I am willing to make amends.

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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