Posts Tagged ‘Integrity’

PostHeaderIcon CLOSE YOUR EARS TO BAD INFLUENCES

By Vernalee
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There is a saying, “Know who you are talking to.”
Isn’t it equally as important to know who you are listening to? It is those words that you hear that are likely to influence you.
You must have the wisdom to move away from mouths that speak the wrong message. Closing your ears to not hear … as you run away from badness is the best way to avoid trouble.
You never want to be guided by others’ bad advice or stupidity.
Guard your associations. At times, you may have walk away to shield yourself. Other times, you may need to figuratively or literally if necessary, cover your ears so that you hear not!
“Do not be misled. Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
Protect yourself; preserve your integrity.
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PostHeaderIcon DON’T STOOP TO THEIR LEVEL!

By Vernalee
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Yes that’s right! I will not stoop to your level!
Why?
I will not degrade my integrity or purpose whereby dignity is lacking.
Doing things beneath my moral standards will take me there.
Certainly, I will not join you on a debased plane for any reason.
I’m better than that!
The old folks in Mississippi would say, “Don’t bow down to nobody. Only get on your knees to pray.”
So, I plan to stand tall, reach toward the sky, and make progress.
Lowering my standards is not an option. No, none of us can afford to let our guards down; to let our emotions overrule our intelligence and critical thinking.
My moral compass, southern training, years of living, and spirituality have taught me this:
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
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PostHeaderIcon IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING

By Vernalee
bbc.co.uk
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
My father always said that… and I think I am fine.”
― Margaret Thatcher

Without question, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a way with words. But nobody can bring home a point for me like my Momma!
Although my Mother never achieved Thatcher’s level of notoriety and political success, and for sure, she isn’t a preacher, but my Mother can bring the word! She can make you jump and shout Hallelujah before saying Amen!
I may sound facetious, but I am serious! Momma told me years ago, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!”
How many times in life have I considered a contrary path and those words came back to haunt me!
Developing a conscientious conscience is the best invention since peanut butter and jelly! If your conscience talks to you and slaps you around, it may aid you in making the crooked path straight. Guard your thoughts and words; tell the truth; keep your promises; watch your steps. Your character is very telling. It speaks just as loud as or louder than the utterance of your words.
If your character lacks integrity, you may be figuratively destined for an orbit into outer space. As for me, I want to keep my feet on earth!
Don’t you? Word!
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PostHeaderIcon “IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING”

By Vernalee
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“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” is one of those guiding light, inspirational, and motivational expressions. Its origin is attributed to Alexander Hamilton and popularized by actress Irene Dunne and clergyman Peter Marshall.
As for me, I first heard it from Miss Phoebe, my Mother. She used it constantly to influence, mold, and shape my thinking and my actions. It worked! Now, it’s generational. I repeated it to my son and daughter. It is so much easier to reach back and grab old fashioned knowledge that works and pass it along; rather than come up with something new. Why reinvent the wheel?
The impact of what we see, hear, and observe has phenomenal influences. It’s important to keep our minds on positivity. I keep motivational thoughts and wise sayings in close reach and read them often; sometimes a loud. Try these on for size.
* Think. Formulate Ideas. Try. Do. Do Again. And Again. Keep On Doing … which = Success.
* Never apologize for having high standards. People who want to be in your
life will rise up to meet them.
* You’ve got to be your own man; not a puppet on someone else’s string.
* Never compromise what’s right. Uphold your family’s name and yours.
* Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
* You’re lost if you’ve gone to look for yourself.
* Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.
* Be on guard. Stand firm in your faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
(I Corinthians 16:33).
* Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde).
* If you don’t understand my silence, how will you understand my words.
* Stand up. Stand tall. Be counted.
* Respect yourself. If you don’t, don’t expect others to.
* Small deeds done are better than big deeds planned. (Peter Marshall).
* There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Say nothing. Be
nothing. (Aristotle).
* You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.
What do you stand for? Shhh. Don’t answer me. Let your response speak for itself. Let it be your guiding light. Let it motivate you to higher horizons.
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PostHeaderIcon He who has the gold rules!

By Vernalee
imageIt is an undisputed fact that “he who has the gold rules and makes the rules.” The street vernacular provides many equivalent versions. “Money talks; Either you give the orders or you take them.” Gold equates to money and money gives power. Power and resources should be used wisely. Humility and integrity go a long way. All can be taken away in a jack flash minute. Then you will be on the same plateau as the people who you once ruled. Imagine that! That is why it is important when you make the gold to follow the golden rule – “do unto others as you would like done to you.”
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PostHeaderIcon “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!”

By Vernalee
bbc.co.uk
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
My father always said that… and I think I am fine.”
― Margaret Thatcher

Without question, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a way with words. It begs to ask, “Are you rock solid with your words or can a slight thrust of wind blow them and you away?” I thank you Mrs. Thatcher. Most definitely your words live on! But nobody can bring home a point for me like my Momma! Although my Mother never achieved Thatcher’s level of notoriety and political success, and for sure, she isn’t a preacher, but my Mother can bring the word! She can make you jump and shout Hallelujah before saying Amen! I may sound facetious, but I am serious! Momma told me years ago, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!” How many times in life have I considered a contrary path and those words came back to haunt me! Developing a conscientious conscience is the best invention since peanut butter and jelly! If your conscience talks to you and slaps you around, it’s time to make the crooked path straight. Guard your thoughts and words; tell the truth; keep your promises; watch your steps. Your character is very telling. It speaks just as loud as or louder than the utterance of your words. If your character lacks integrity, you may be figuratively destined for an orbit into outer space. As for me, I want to keep my feet on earth! Don’t you? Word!
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