You have to work on the person you want to be . . . When people look at you, what do you want them to see? (Toya Holiday, basketball player)

Good advice! Very little shocks anymore. Dress styles, exaggerated behavior, degraded language (both grammatically and coarse)—it all seems that “anything goes.” You might wonder if that’s the way people really want to be remembered. Rather than going along with the excesses of today, work to demonstrate strong character and moral integrity.

Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. (Psalm 119:2; Proverbs 2:7)