STOP AND THINK – No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist)

Too often when we’ve made a mistake, we try to use the excuse that our circumstances forced us to make the bad decision. We’d like to think it really wasn’t our fault. Yet, in reality, we are responsible for our choices and actions. Circumstances may be difficult, but that only serves to test our character and demonstrate our integrity.

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out (Proverbs 10:9)