Finding Integrity…

Lately…I’ve had some pretty major decisions to make…Bertha Chose

Hmmm…what to do…

Bertha’s…advice to me…when making decisions…is always to do what feels good…at first…I have to admit…I thought she was giving me carte blanche to…run rampant through the mall swiping my credit card until it melted…eat decadent food at every whim…and…well…you get the picture…

Thankfully…she corrected me…I guess she got tired of me complaining about the bills and being overweight…but I digress…

She explained to me…that…feeling good…only comes from a place of integrity…anything that makes me feel guilty…or in any way goes against my moral code…doesn’t feel good in the long run…

I have to admit…even though this is great advice…I don’t always take it…sometimes…I swipe my card one time too many and end up eating Ramen noodles at the end of the month…sometimes…I give in to that yummy dessert and count calories for a couple of days…

I have to say…I was a bit surprised when…Bertha…laughed and told me that these slips weren’t necessarily out of my integrity…it’s the conscious choice that I’m making…that makes the difference…

If I buy this…is it worth being creative with the budget the rest of the month…if I eat this…is it worth cutting back for a couple of days…the difference is…awareness…conscious choice…

And that…she says…is integrity…

Hmmm…wonder how that’s going to play out in my…big…decisions…oh…no worries…I’m sure…Bertha…will be happy to tell me…

Jane