Stay healthy, stay happy, stay honest. At least one is all up to you.
We all prefer good health. With good health comes many blessings. Every day I am humbly grateful for my good health.
Happiness? That can be a moving target sometimes. Just when you think you've got a formula figured out, the rules change. But, we can influence our own happiness and yes, maybe even control it. Even when our circumstances are less than ideal, our attitude can determine our level of happiness.
And that brings me to the third thing on this list: honesty. That one is completely up to you. We each determine how honest we will be. To quibble a bit, it may not be a matter of "how honest" anyone is: you and I are either honest, or not. There isn't really a middle ground. You can't be a "little bit honest."
But we're not perfect. We have to work at it all -- even being honest because every day there is some new temptation to twist the truth, hide the facts, or stay silent when we should in all honesty speak up.
Honesty takes courage. Honesty takes insight. Honesty takes work. Let's do that work. As leaders, let's choose honesty.
-- doug smith