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A push for high standards while serving others would make community better

Posted 19 December 2018 at 7:54 am

Editor:

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness; being whole and not divided.

As we come into a new year, I think it’s important to evaluate ourselves. Finding ways where they can better themselves for the upcoming year and years ahead of them. A self-inventory on our performance over the past year in all aspects of our life.

With strong divides in our country, state and areas close to home; I would like to urge others, as I am, to look at our performance when it comes to integrity. Are our goals to benefit ourselves more than others or benefit others as well as ourselves?

I feel that often, many lose sight of the reasons they are doing something or being with someone, more than not something or someone they love. Each day we should be planning to make the most of it and making it better than days past. We are all faced with challenges daily, some greater than others and some more plentiful than others. Our integrity should be that one thing that helps direct us and allow us to benefit other and ourselves, rather than ourselves alone.

Life is a challenge and that is what makes life so rewarding. All that we have today is not promised tomorrow. Let’s not focus on what wrong with something or someone but what we can do to make it or them stronger. What can “I” do with another or others to make it better than it was yesterday for us all? In 2019, let’s choose our thoughts and actions based on honesty and morals, rather than personal gain and drive our country, state, community, job and home to be better than it was yesterday!

Happy New Year!

Peter D. Hendrickson, Jr.

Kent