To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop next time. —Kathrine Hepburn—
Good habits are easily formed as bad ones. It’s quite likely that most of our daily activities are routine. With little need for forethought, we make our necessary motions every day. And if we behaved towards others in disrespectful ways on many occasions, we may thoughtlessly repeat those acts today.
Yet we should be grateful that we are in full control of all actions we choose to take. No one else has power over our behavior. No one else can push us into actions for which we’ll feel shame or remorse.
Responsibility for who we are, in all respects, is our birthright. Perhaps we don’t always rejoice over this fact. And yet, it is the one absolute that guarantees we each have the power to become who we wish to become.
I’m creating behavior patterns today. Will they make me proud?