Character and Self Respect

The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
~ Joan Didion

I made a decision this week that was very hard for me. It was a difficult decision because it wasn’t one that affected my life directly, though the ramifications of it probably will. I struggled because I knew the people who were going to be affected the most were people I am close to, and people I am in frequent contact with. I made the decision based on my personal beliefs, morals, and values. I am standing up for something I believe in; something I know is the right thing to do. I can look at myself in the mirror every morning and I am happy with the person I see before me.

I have integrity. I have character. I have ideals. Most of all, I HAVE SELF RESPECT.

I hope that some good comes of the turmoil I am experiencing this week. I hope that lessons are learned, that responsibility is taken, and that wrongdoing is admitted.

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false,
and to incur my own abhorrence.
~ Frederick Douglass

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0 thoughts on “Character and Self Respect

  1. I’m so proud of you for choosing the right thing to do and having pride in yourself for having done it. As I’ve told you many times, that mirror thing is important. Make sure first that you remain true to yourself, your values, your standards, and your family. Good does “win” in the long run. Proud of ya, girl!!!!

  2. Amy, Amy, Amy…
    Even though I only know you through this crazy blog world… I know you are definitely a woman with character… and your ability to stand up for what believe in is going to be the right decision!
    Hope your week goes well!

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