Integrity and How I lived by July 6, 2012
“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” – Barbara De Angelis
“A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.” – Unknown
“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change in the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.” – John D. MacDonald
Sometimes, I really don’t know what to do with people who doesn’t know how to say sorry simply because they think it is alright to hurt other people with what they are doing. All I know is it takes great humility to know when you are wrong, and it takes great wisdom to apologize sincerely.
Owning up to your mistakes is one thing any (wo)man should do; gaining respect for the choices you make is another thing… and standing firm for what is right is probably the greatest thing.
Honor is about dealing with the consequences of our actions, and there is no other way to do it but to respond to it correctly. Too bad it is something not so common nowadays.
Don’t make false and empty promises, no one will take your word for it when the time comes you actually try to make a real one.
Don’t lie about your feelings even if people can take you for granted. God actually knows what you are feeling, and it is perfectly okay. People may not realize it, but God always do know.
Never forget about the people who truly loves you. They know how much your worth is as a human being.
Never compromise your values. When people lose these values, it is a sad thing. If they were our loved ones, they sometimes become perfect strangers to us.
Treasure family relationships and friendships. Our character says a lot about it.
What is important is who you really are, not how bad others may treat you. Believe in that. Always.
People come and go. It is a fact of life. Feel good for those who are genuine, and don’t feel bad for those who screwed things up and wasted everything. It is better to realize it now, than later and regret it.
Always strive for purity of heart. It will get you a long way. Let the posture of your heart guide you to live the life in the best way you can be.
Remember the people you love, they also deserve the best person that you can be. So never allow someone decrease your value as a person.
Love creates. It is never destroying. When in pain, it only means you need to create and to give more love. Love is not driven by selfish desires. Of things better left unanswered.
Love is so precious, do not cheapen it. Love is so precious, do not make it ugly. Love is so precious, do not rush it.
The only way to love is the way that God loves us, nothing can be greater than this.