Virtues in Paradise
Linda Kavelin-Popov is co-founder of The Virtues Project and best-selling author of ‘The family virtues guide’, ‘A pace of grace’, ‘Graceful endings’ and other books on virtues. In this regular column, she explores virtues in the Cook Islands context. You can find out more about her work at www.virtuesproject.com or www.gracefulendings.net.
This is part two of last week’s column on three virtues that will create real happiness in the New Year, based on a Jewish scripture from the Tanach, or Old Testament.
On our journey overseas, we have travelled by ferry to Cormorant Island on Alert Bay in the Pacific. It is located in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.
On a recent cloudy Sunday, when I was driving with a friend to church, we suddenly saw a huge perfect rainbow, one end in the lagoon, the other arching to the other side of the island.
When the Minister of Education for Yap, a small island country in the western Pacific, invited us to give a Virtues Project workshop for the community, I asked him to include a group of students.