June POWerful Word – INTEGRITY – Week 1
We are saying that integrity is being true to yourself, your values and your word. In your own words, what do you believe integrity means to you? Choosing right from wrong (whether people are watching or not) is an important part of being a person with strong character and integrity. When you are faced with a tough choice, how do you know, in your body and mind, that you are making the right choice for yourself (i.e. gut feeling, voice in head)? Is the “right choice” always the most popular choice? Part of having integrity is telling the truth. Why do you think it is important to tell the truth to your (1) parents (2) friends and (3) teachers? Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the truth. People might be worried about the consequences of their actions if they made a mistake and admit it. What advice would you have for a friend who lies to her parents or friends for fear of getting into trouble for bad choices? When we tell the truth, we show integrity.
If you have time: Have you (or someone you know) been caught in a lie? Are there times when it’s okay not to tell the truth (i.e. surprise, strangers, etc)