Thursday, July 30, 2009

Random Thought Thursday: Do The Right Thing

There's been quite a bit on my mind lately, since I've shut the outside world out and off. There's nothing particularly pressing in my immediate vicinity, but in all of the absorption and observation of weeks' past, the one recurring theme has been integrity.

There seems to be a shortage of folks doing the right thing for sheer virtue of doing the right damn thing. I keep hearing and witnessing these personal tragedies of epic proportions that could have been averted with a bit of forethought and an intrinsic belief that forthright is indeed right.

Then yesterday, I serendipitously stumbled across the Stop Art Piracy Campaign and knew it was a call-however small, to action! So here's my contribution to stop art piracy,"Strut Your Own Stuff." No worries there are no plans for a crusade of vigilantism. Hell, I'm not even leaving the house-I do my best work by myself and on myself.

Today, I took advantage of one opportunity to do the right thing, how about you?

Peace and integrity


Kathy said...

I have this "honesty" issue. I can't lie. My kids use to laugh at me. If the phone rang and someone yelled, "If it's Sam I'm not here." I would yell back, "Then you better not be here," and out the door they would run so they wouldn't be here.

I just don't feel right, if I don't always do the right thing.

mairedodd said...

integrity to me has to do with doing the right thing and not looking for recognition when you do it (maybe not even telling anyone you did it)... in this world we look for kudos and awards for doing what is right - huh? that is what you are supposed to be doing... my kids have been raised to hold doors for people, smile and say 'have a nice day' - even if they are ignored... since when does acting with integrity demand a medal? not in my home... there is positive reinforcement and discussion... but i expect no less...

beth said...

I like honesty, too !
thanks for this...I needed it today !

PussDaddy said...

I didn't know about this campaign,but I liked what I saw when I clicked the link.


Jennifer said...

I like this and I agree. I LOVE "do your OWN thing".

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I just finished a conversation with my sister about how it seems that people are celebrating wrong and frowning on right. There seems to be a sickness going around.

Glad I'm the only one who has noticed it. I was starting to feel a little crazy.

PussDaddy said...

This has nothing to do with this blog post, but I just remembered that I never came back for Estelle, did I? Sorry about that.


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