Virtue of the Week – Trustworthiness

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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.


Trustworthiness is being worthy of the trust others place in us. When we give our word, we stand by it. Others can rely on us with confidence. We demonstrate by our actions that we keep our promises and commitments. There is constancy in the way we love and loyalty in the bonds of our friendships. Trustworthiness is the foundation of our business agreements and our personal covenants. When we are worthy of trust, we attract abundance. We create lasting success.

Quote: “To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.” –George Macdonald

The Practice of Trustworthiness

I am reliable.

My actions match my words.

I only make promises I can keep.

I am faithful in love and friendship.

I treat my agreements as a sacred trust.

I attract prosperity by being worthy of trust.

I am thankful for the gift of Trustworthiness. It is the foundation of my success.

  • As a community, what helps us keep our word?
  • How can practicing trustworthiness attract abundance?
  • What agreements can strengthen our social justice work?
  • How does trustworthiness strengthen our personal covenants?

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