As part of our basketball team’s character education program we have a word of the week. The word of the week is a character trait that we as a team try to instill and implement into our lives. Each trait is taught by use of quotes, stories, and video clips. This week I am going to discuss integrity, which was our word of week last week.
What is integrity? It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot but I’m not sure many people take its’ meaning to heart. Simply put, integrity is doing the right thing. It’s the ability to do the right thing when no one else is watching over you. Ghandi once said, “To believe in something and not live it is dishonest.” To me this is the very essence of integrity. It’s putting your words, beliefs, and character into action. I want to share with you two stories I told my team on what integrity is.