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Corey

I loved this essay! I was so vibin' on it that I wished it would sing on a little bit more. Chuma, when we spoke, you mentioned the word Integrity to me, and it was one of those Aha! words that I needed to hear in that moment. A word I needed to be reminded of. My partner lives and breathes integrity (he and Fisiwe's employee are cut from the same cloth). For the continued success of our relationship, I have to continually step up my game. Integrity does not rub off by osmosis; it is most definitely a choice. Bravo Fisiwe for a most timely essay!

Christopher Hicks-Marshall a.k.a. Chuma

Corey – Integrity is definitely one of those attributes that you have to be mindful of practicing in order for people to take you seriously and trust in your word. Your word is everything, and integrity stems from that. Then from there your actions and deeds propel you to another level in the eyes of others, which also involves integrity. But the most important thing to remember is integrity towards one self. If you can’t be honest, mindful, or even keep your word to yourself, then there is no way you will be able to accomplish it with others. So I agree with you when you say BRAVO to Fisiwe.

Fisiwe

Corey, I am so happy that you were able to relate to and appreciate this article. More importantly, I am happy for you that you have someone in your life who motivates you and keeps you accountable. That is so important for all of us. If more people had these types of relationships to draw on, we'd see more integrity in the world. It just goes to show the importance of living by example. As they say, "Be the change you want to see in the world" right? Thank you for your feedback. It is definitely encouraging.

Chuma, while it goes without saying, I will say it anyway. You are one of the examples of integrity that I have experienced and to you I owe a great deal. I love you.
In Love,
Fisiwe

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