Heart to Heart 468 Integrity


I am vegan and still overweight.  I decided to reduce my consumption of grains and carbs.  I have been doing it for three days and lost a couple of pounds.  Today I got home after three sets of tennis and it was 93 degrees and I was hot and thirsty.  I could have just had more ice water but wanted something with some flavor in it.  There was an unopened bottle of grapefruit juice left over from one of our guests.  It had 32 grams of sugar.  I thought, well I’ve exercised a lot and have already lost some weight so I will pour the juice into my drink container and mix it with the little bit of vitamin drink I had left.  I picked up the container which has a screw top and most of the juice went splashing all over the kitchen floor.  Thank you Universe from keeping me from myself and staying in integrity!

I believe we have integrity when we line up our mind and heart with our soul.  Perhaps we had a plan before we arrived?  Maybe our soul wanted us to create something special for us and for humanity.  Maybe we wanted to find a soulmate and live with our best friend.  Maybe we wanted to invent something that would be the cure for one of our major diseases.  I feel integrity is often about being inclusive.  Athletes often do this.  They give credit to others when they could have been the one that got the reward.  We do what we say we are going to do, more often than not, is living in integrity.  We apologize to others when perhaps they could have, but didn’t.  We give others the benefit of the doubt when circumstances were unclear.

Doesn’t it feel good to do something so others will feel good about themselves? It doesn’t take much to live in integrity.  It mostly takes a little time to think what others desire and take an action that makes the world a better place.  From my hopeful heart to yours, Thomas