Fun stuff for a Sunday …
What are “Unconscious Mutterings“? There’s a happy little meme floating around where she posts 10 words and you write the first thing that comes into your mind. So, here we go:
- Acoustic :: guitar
- Sanity :: lack thereof, somedays
- Mambo :: lessons
- Session :: timed out
- Hound :: dog
- Cat :: love
- Coward :: integrity
- Trunk :: all that junk inside your …
- Hold me :: Thrill me
- Psychological :: all about the “why”
Anyway, thanks for the nice comments on my 13 Italy pics. I’ve got more, of course, and will load them up on a webpage soon. Results of the audit were pretty good, all considered. Nothing egregious and I am SOOO glad I didn’t cancel my trip for it. The thought did cross my mind given that all kinds of weird shit was coming down on me that week but as you know, I went. And I will never regret that.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the word “integrity” and its meaning in my life. Dictionary.com defines it thusly: adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. What does it mean to live my life in integrity? As Regina once counseled, it means to live your life acting and speaking so that you have no regrets about what you did or said. Pretty tough, isn’t it? I did many things in my youth for which I still feel regret. For example, the time I talked poorly about a girl in high school named Tina and tore her down something fierce when her only desire was to fit in and be a part of the group I was with. I remember shutting my locker door to see her standing on the other side of it, crying. And I just walked away. That was almost 30 years ago and yet I still remember it vividly. It’s all a part of learning and growing, I know. Perhaps when I am 66, I will look back at my behavior now and be just as appalled (although I truly hope not). To have integrity, to me, means being accountable for your words and actions. And it’s something I work toward each day.