7 Things People with integrity do : 7 Things People with integrity do Seven Steps Toward Integrity! 1: Doing What We Say We Will do : 1: Doing What We Say We Will do A person of integrity keeps his/her word
Example: You tell your friend, “Hey, I’ll meet you at Skate City tomorrow at 5:00.” You find out that your mom can’t give you a ride. What would a person of integrity do?
Stories: A Father’s Return, Parable of the Vineyard, The Boy who Cried, “Wolf!”, George Washington and the Cherry Tree 2: Taking Responsibility : 2: Taking Responsibility A person of integrity is willing to be totally responsible for his/her actions.
This means that a person of integrity does not blame other people for things
Example: I drop my mom’s favorite glass, and my little brother is right next to me. What would a person of integrity do?
Stories: The Sphinx, Honest Abe, Mr. Nobody, The Bell of Atri, The Artist’s Search 3: Taking care of ourselves : 3: Taking care of ourselves A person of integrity can support him/herself, and doesn’t depend on other people for everything. This includes taking care of your needs and stay physically fit and have enough money.
Example: Mom has been giving me lunch money all my life, but now I have a job. What would a person of integrity do?
Stories: The Big Sukkah, My Godfather, The Magic Wishes, The Grasshopper and the Ants, The Boy who Took Care of the Pigs, 4: Thinking of the big picture : 4: Thinking of the big picture People of integrity think of how everyone else around them is doing. They often ask the question, “Is this good for everyone, or just me?”
Example: Johnny is excited because he learned how to make fart noises with his mouth. He gets into class and everyone is writing. What would a person of integrity do?
Tashira’s Turn, The Place of Brotherhood, How the Tortoise Won Respect, St. George and the Dragon 5: Respecting others : 5: Respecting others A person of integrity will “think of other people as better than him/herself,” give other people honor, and expect to receive from other people.
Example: A kid sits next to you whom you never talked to before. You saw him with another kid that has been mean to you before. What would a person of integrity do?
Stories: Father Flanagan, Ruth and Naomi, Parable of the Good Samaritan, The Magic Sandals of Abu Kassim, A Tale of Two Chickens, The Noisy Swallows 6: Checking the mirror : 6: Checking the mirror A person of integrity looks at themselves, and always wants to improve him/herself. Also, a person of integrity can admit when something is wrong with him/her.
Example: Johnny’s friends tell him that he cusses to much. What would a person of integrity do?
Stories: The Mice and the Weasels, The Troublesome Dog, King Canute on the Seashore, Tortise and the Eagle 7: Stand up for what is right and wrong : 7: Stand up for what is right and wrong A person of integrity will live the truth, what is right, no matter what other people do or say.
A person of integrity will stand up and speak if something wrong is happening
Example: All of Johnny’s friends are smoking marijuana behind the school. They want him to join in. What would a person of integrity do?
Stories: The Wolf and the House Dog, Monica and Augustine, The Emperor and the Peasant Boy