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Integrity

  • Posted on March 15, 2006 at 6:06 am

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on woman.

–  Nancy Astor (1879 – 1964)

British Politician

Imagine your best friend who you trust with your life. They’re the only person you consider your friend. Then to avoid trouble they point the finger at you!

It might have begun with Adam and Eve but it’s been repeated too many times throughout history.

I have wondered what it would take to make people know the value of integrity. It’s odd that the word integrity comes from the route word integral which means whole. The idea of living your life whole would mean to answer for all your thoughts and actions.

What is the difference between living your life as though you were always being watched and living your life as though there are no consequences?

Would your actions be any different? Would your thoughts be more kind? Do you think you would sleep better at the night and have less stress while awake?

I’m speaking from personal experience. This was one of the most difficult traits to change. It required more discipline than nearly anything else I’ve ever attempted.

The rewards are infinite. The peace of mind alone is freedom itself.

Beauty

  • Posted on February 6, 2006 at 6:19 am

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

-Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (1850 – 1897)

Irish Novelist

Have you ever seen a child that could not be thought to be beautiful?

It’s more amazing to see children grow up to look so much different than anyone could imagine. It is possible that the true beauty in children stems from their innocence and total acceptance of the world around them.

When allowed to their own devices children from all over the world find pleasure in an empty box or can. They can amuse themselves endlessly with a rubber band or a piece of string. They are innately curious about everything around them from the very first step they take.

The true gift is to appreciate these children in their youth and provide them with the endless support towards their pursuits no matter how curious we might find them. It is not up to anyone to judge children, but it is up to each and every adult to supply every child who crosses our path with unlimited support and avenues to pursue their dreams.

It is the children of the world who will become our future leaders and the type of leaders we create are totally dependent on the environment we create for them as children.

The beauty is more that they are a work of art and will be revealed right before our eyes.