In all that you do, let integrity be your adorning. Look beyond worldly accoutrements, in spite of the evidence of lawlessness, conscious-free behavior and media adoration of the wild and crazy. Instead, act in the opposite.
Be a person of integrity. Nice people do often finish first. A recent news story about a homeless man in Atlanta, who searched for the owner of a lost purse at three hotels until she was located, proves this point. His integrity to disavow the criminal label most homeless persons typically find associated with them was rewarded not only by the hotel but others who sought him out to acknowledge his goodness.
Integrity always trumps-in all ways always. There is another account of a couple who were facing financial hardship when they found a wallet full of money. Instead of keeping the money they found that would have solved their dire circumstances, their consciousness overruled their temporal low cash flow and they turned the wallet in at the police station. Their reward was a clean conscious.
Mindful integrity, at any time, is fundamental to happiness, peace-of-mind, inner joy. Integrity is the gemstone of all goodness. “Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of — for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ~Socrates
The magical miracle of integrity is that others recognize and value the trust of your character. Even though it may seem that people around you are not noticing the integrity you exhibit, they notice. Even when you are looked upon as peculiar or when you are even bullied for your integrity, hold steadfast. It matters not the environment or the circumstance, honesty and integrity is your esteem.
“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. ~Warren Buffett
Never let go of your integrity. It’s your inner light, never cease letting it shine. Adorn integrity.
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