Monday, January 13, 2014

Integrity

For this weeks #WordMasteryMonday I have chosen INTEGRITY.  This is another one of those words that people throw around, though I doubt they know what it really means.  Many people say they have INTEGRITY, but I doubt they know what the real meaning of the word is.  It is more than honesty, though that's a big part of it.  I've decided to use this word because it means a lot to me.  If you don't have INTEGRITY, then you're really not living an honest life.  You're lying to yourself and others by your actions.  You can't say one thing, and do another.  

This weeks word is INTEGRITY.

The definition of INTEGRITY is this:  1. Steadfast adherence to a strict ethical code
                                                          2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness
                                                          3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided

(The American Heritage College Dictionary, Fourth Edition)

Some synonyms of INTEGRITY are: honesty, principle, purity, sincerity, virtue and candor

Some antonyms of INTEGRITY are: deceit, dishonesty disgrace, corruption, and dishonor

There are those that have used deceit and dishonesty in their actions towards others.  Corruption is everywhere. It is in local governments, schools, workplaces, and even fraternal orders.  There are those that have refused positions of honor because of the corruption used in the name of INTEGRITY.  There are also those that have undergone many trials and tribulations because they had INTEGRITY and refused to join in corruption.  

For all the mommy's out there, here is this weeks word search on INTEGRITY.  (Just click the word)

Do you know of anything that was done in the name of INTEGRITY?  Are you trying to raise your children with INTEGRITY?  Are you providing a good example of INTEGRITY in your daily life? 

Bible Verse:
Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
                                                                                                             I John 2:6

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