Virtue of the Week – Thankfulness

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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.


Thankfulness is gratitude for all the bounties of life. Expressing thanks connects us to others and brings them joy. Each day, we find a moment to count our blessings. Reflecting on the treasures in our lives lifts our spirits. Thankfulness soothes our sadness and restores our hope. It gives us perspective. As we practice thankfulness, we attract more and more blessings, because thanksgiving is conducive to bounty. Thankfulness is a path to contentment.

Quote: “What is to come is better for you than what has gone before. For your Lord will certainly give you, and you will be content. Keep recounting the favors of your Lord.” –AL-QU’RAN 93

The Practice of Thankfulness

I have an attitude of gratitude.

I count my blessings every day.

I discern the gifts in my tests.

I am open to the joys of life.

I celebrate my life.

I expect the best.

I am thankful for the gift of Thankfulness. It makes my life bountiful.

  • What helps you cultivate thankfulness?
  • How does thankfulness show up in your strongest relationships?
  • How can we celebrate life in our community?
  • What tests ended up bearing gifts for you? What were those gifts?

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