The Deep Roots of Integrity

by : David Leonhardt

I planted 81 trees this spring. Those trees with large root systems will surely grow strong and healthy, even if they look like just a twig above the ground. Those with smaller root systems are in for a rough ride, even if they have several feet of trunk to them already.

So, too, with people. Those of us who have nurtured our roots, our values, our integrity, what nobody else can see, will always be strong. Those of us who have neglected our integrity in favor of what the world can see could be in for a rough ride.

Take some time today to nurture your integrity. It is the best investment a person can make.