Blogging from A to Z Challenge: V is for Virtue

Blogging from A to Z April 2017 Challenge

For the first time, I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! The concept is simple: Each day in April I’ll be blogging on a topic  starting with the letter of the day, beginning with A and progressing to Z by the end of the month. Posts will be short and will relate to my chosen theme: my new coming of age story, Rightfully Ours, released April 1.


V bloggingV is for Virtue

Simply put, a virtue is a good habit. Sporadic good deeds don’t cut it. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good.” (1803) (Can I just say how much the use of the article “an” with a pronounced H sound annoys me? Okay, I’ve said it. Moving on . . .)

In Rightfully Ours, the chief virtue explored is chastity (see C is for Chastity). Chastity is one of the capital virtues, which correlate to the seven deadly sins. I love the simplicity of the virtues and matched vices. Simply name your poison and discover the antidote. Problem with envy? Try kindness. Gluttonous? You need temperance. Got a problem with pride? Seek humility.

We all know how painfully difficult it can be to break a bad habit and cultivate a good one. And why is it the opposite seems effortless?

How have you broken a bad habit and replaced it with something good?


A is for Algebra.

B is for Baking.

C is for Chastity.

D is for Doodling.

E is for Ectopic Pregnancy.

F is for Fracking.

G is for Gold.

H is for Hot Chocolate.

I is for iPodPlaylist.

J is for Jekyll and Hyde.

K is for Karst.

L is for Lentils.

M is for Medals.

N is for NaNoWriMo.

O is for Orchard.

P is for Pirates.

Q is for Quarrel.

R is for Resurrection Choir.

S is for Siblings in Stories.

T is for Treasure.

U is for Underground.


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4 thoughts on “Blogging from A to Z Challenge: V is for Virtue

  1. HAHAHA! That was my thought exactly when I read that Catechism quote! And, no, I cannot think of AN HABIT, a virtue that is, that I’ve developed to replace a vice. I’ll have to think about it though.

  2. Yeah, that “an with an H” is old fashioned now. A lot of elder folks still abide by it though. 🙂

    A bad habit I’ve replaced with a good one? Well, I quit smoking several years ago but I can’t think what good thing I might have replaced it with, lol.

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