No compromise on some issues. Have you ever been in a situation where you knew the correct, moral choice but still imagined what it would be like to compromise on your integrity? I have to admit, there are times in my life when I find myself on the very edge of a temptation, teetering and contemplating, even imaging “what if?” just for the sake of realism. However, my strong moral compass never fails me. I am reminded that the most important thing in my life is to be able to look my own self in the mirror and to be proud of who I see. I remember too well how forsaken and hopeless I felt about 25 years ago when I’d had too much to drink and made a complete fool out of myself. Of course, I had to look at myself in the mirror the next day. I was beyond embarrassed and full of self loathing. I thought I was surely going to die of hopelessness. I stood in the mirror and vowed to myself never, ever to compromise my integrity again. That vow has remained as a steadfast best friend, never very far from my reality and life. Although sometimes I imagine what giving into a temptation would be like, it just never happens. I am grateful I have a strong character, one which I will not undermine by being weak. There is no compromise on some issues.
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