Virtues Reflection Cards
By Dara Feldman
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Virtues Reflection Cards
VIRTUES are the essence of who we are. They are the content of our character and the basis of genuine happiness.
The VIRTUES REFLECTION CARDS offer an opportunity to reflect on, practice and strengthen virtues on a daily basis to transform our lives. The source of the research and content of the Virtues Reflection Cards is The Virtues Project™, a global grassroots initiative that is in more than 90 countries. It was honored by The United Nations as a model global program for all culture.
THE VIRTUES PROJECT INSPIRES INDIVIDUALS to live more authentic, joyful lives, FAMILIES to raise children of compassion and integrity, EDUCATORS to create safe, caring and high performing learning communities & LEADERS to inspire excellence and ethics in the workplace.
Ways To Use The Reflection Cards:
There are many ways to use the Virtues Reflection Cards: for guidance in making a decision, healing a relationship, clarifying our direction, or simply provide a spiritual focus for the day. They are a unifying activity when used in a sharing circle. When we receive a virtue, it is either a affirmation or an invitation and sometimes both.
Shake your iPhone or iPod Touch side to side for a random pick. You may scroll up or down to select a card from the list of 100 in alphabetical order. Click on the icon in the lower left hand corner to flip a card over. Click on the icon in the lower right hand corner to send a card as an email attachment.
Personal Virtues Pick: Randomly pick a virtue by shaking your phone side to side. Read the card, and reflect on its meaning for you at this time. You may want to pose a question before you receive your card. Journal it and keep a record of the virtues that appear for you each day.
To Begin a Meeting: Invite someone to randomly pick a virtue and read it aloud. Use the pick to help focus the meeting. At the close of the meeting, ask how it was helpful. Start your day or week by picking one virtue for your team. Acknowledge each other when you see the virtue in action.
Sharing Circle: While sitting in a circle of friends, family or associates, each person takes a turn to speak briefly about what is on his or her mind, or a life situation, then randomly selects a card and reads it aloud, and shares how it speaks to them. The others listen in complete, respectful silence. When each person finishes, the others acknowledge a virtue they see in that person. "I see your (virtue) in the way you…"
To learn more about The Virtues Project programs and materials visit our websites at
Online cards that make you think
This is a great application for inspiring, educating and motivating. I do a card pick everyday and often share it with others. The application is great for personal reflection but can be used in many ways includingiopening team meetings to start a dialogue. The interface is well organized and the images are nicely designed. Well done.
Powerful & Inspiring Knowledge
Highest quality inspirational iphone app that I have used. I love the use of categories so users can tailor the experience to their specific needs. Putting the information onto reflection cards is such a wonderful idea and makes for a unique experience. I am learning so much through the Virtues Reflection Cards. Thank you for making this app available.
Focus your thoughts & energy
What a great way to energize yourself in the morning or to focus your thoughts on what matters during a hectic day! And what a wonderful way to share a thoughtful reflection with a friend (you can email these insightful cards to those you care about). Costs much less than a cup of coffee and does so much more the lift your spirits. Get this!