Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
Now my thought for Today...
Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
A word some people in today’s world- have forgotten. I was raised in a home that exemplified that word. I have known many people with integrity.
I was raised in a world where your word was your bond. A handshake was as good as or better than a notarized agreement with witnesses.
I had an attorney once who was SHOCKED to learn that my business was financed on handshakes. On handshakes I had borrowed thousands of dollars to finance homes being built.
“YOU CANNOT DO THAT IN TODAY’S WORLD MR. DARNELL!”
We require a paper trail in today’s world.
I learned I had to actual start making that paper trail. It was a sad day for me.
Some people learn the hard way that ‘information’ is a valuable commodity. A politician can tell a ‘friend’ in confidence something that could ruin his life, if it was ever exposed. The politician learns too late the information was sold to his opponents or a newspaper.
But despite the lack of integrity in many areas, there are still good people in this world today. As a whole I think we all TRY to do what is right. We may see things different than our neighbor, but we would NEVER intentionally injure them.
There have been some ‘small shady’ things in my very early life, Since becoming an adult, I would hate to be thought of as a person of NO integrity.
Determination, there is hope for our future my friends.
PS: I hope you know it is only 364 days until Christmas. Strange that much of our lives center around Christmas, but it should be methinks.