Having four children of my own, and trying to teach them right from wrong, I've rediscovered a word that I may have never fully understood before. The word in integrity. The lyrics to a church song always come to mind when I hear it: A word so seldom understood.
To me integrity is defined by how you act when you think no one is watching.
I say think, because someone is always watching and unfortunately they sometimes have a camera handy.
I'll be honest here, my first reaction is usually anger (a family trait, I suppose). I'm mentally confrontational (which means in my head I'm yelling, ranting, raving and not acting maturely). While physically I'm probably just crying (another family trait...). And occasionally I get those reactions mixed up. When I've had time to process information I can usually go back and adjust my thoughts and actions accordingly, but is that integrity?
I know I'm not the only one to overreact. I've seen YouTube. And reality shows. And my living room.
So what is integrity to you?