The true meaning of integrity

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Integrity…

I may not have a big house worth half a million dollars that I brag about and post pictures of. I live in a mobile home. Sure, it would be nice to have a little bigger home (and I’m not talking about dropping half a million on it) and have some land. But for now, it works. And we are happy!

I may not have a brand new, expensive car that I show off on FaceBook. I drive an 8 year-old Jeep that has less than 100,000 miles and one tiny spot of rust. She stills run perfectly. I plan to drive her until her wheels fall off.

I may not make a million dollars a year selling a product that doesn’t work and then telling people that it’s THEIR fault when they aren’t losing weight. I make just enough to pay my bills.

I don’t lie to people and tell them I have lost 100 lbs. In truth, since last October I have regained the weight I did lose (about 25 pounds) plus another 20 lbs (and yes, I was still taking Skinny Fiber and hadn’t started any bad habits) as you can see by this picture of me and the trout I caught yesterday morning.

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I am not happy with my weight at all and I am working to get it back off.

I don’t pretend to be something I’m not just to make people like me. In the words of  Little Big Town’s “Boondocks” –

“It’s where I learned about livin’
Its where I learned about love
Its where I learned about working hard,
And having a little was just enough
It’s where I learned about Jesus
And knowin’ where I stand
You can take it or leave it
This is me
This is who I am
Give me a tin roof, a front porch, and a gravel road
And that’s home to me, feels like home to me”

You will either like me or hate me. Most people like me. Those who don’t…. well, they usually have tried to pull a fast one on me and failed.

But you know what? I have my integrity and can sleep at night. I genuinely want to HELP people. And for me, that’s worth more than a million dollars. It’s priceless.

Having been burned by a previous company as I describe above, I am very careful in which companies I do select to be associated with. I now have natural companies that I am proud to be with. Yes, I do talk about them on my blog, but I do so because I know the products are that GOOD. If you have questions about these companies, let me know. I would love to share them with you! 

I also talk about many health issues and home remedies to help those issues. I share recipes and craft ideas. I hope everyone will take a look at my blog and consider it a resource and visit it often. www.livehealthywithpatty.com

2 comments for “The true meaning of integrity

  1. June 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

    That’s Awesome Patty! REAL riches are the things money can’t buy!

    • June 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

      I agree. When I was younger, I wanted to make tons of cash. But you know what I have learned (and it’s a shame that it didn’t “click” until I was much older), money will NOT buy me happiness. I have to find happiness in the little things in life. And I do now! I am proud of who I am now. I couldn’t always say that. I thank God every day for my little family, the love we have for one another, having a roof over our heads and food on our table.

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