Cool Breeze: Integrity
It is that time of year again. The time where we look back at the best television, the best movies, the worst trials and tribulations of yet another cycle around the sun. This blog has been used for funny moving stories, but this week (my first blog in a few weeks) will be about something a little bit more.
I started the year in Missouri where I lived with my wife of nearly 17 years. I had a growing business with a partner. Everything seemed to be headed in the right direction. What a difference a few months can make. I am no longer married, I am no longer in business with that partner, and I no longer live in Missouri. Somehow, l feel as though everything is still moving in the right direction.
I have been to 20 states this year. 4 of them were places I had never been before. I live in a great new city, yet I miss the city in which I had spent my entire life. I am in a new relationship that has all of the excitement, and all of the struggles, a new relationship brings. My relationships with my children and extended family have changed and in this year of transition I have found comfort in words from my favorite author: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams.
The most valuable lesson I have learned this year can be summed up with the word integrity. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. While some ambiguity exists in what is moral or not, I take it to mean that one has a code, or belief system that runs their life. I have not always been able to live up to my own standard, and I am sure that I will fall short again in the future, but having a set standard is the only way one can gauge their own personal growth.
This brings me to Breezy Moving. I believe we have hired good people who strive to live up to this standard. Sure, moving household goods from one place to another isn’t a lofty life ambition, but the people whose lives are woven together by the memories and values that those belongings represent are worth a deeper consideration than moving trucks, dollies, and boxes. A couch is just a couch, unless it is the couch that you were sitting on when you found out that you were going to be a grandparent for the first time. A pot isn’t anything special, unless it is the pot that your mother made the best chili you have ever tasted in your life. On and on it goes, some things are just things, but other things hold memories that we cherish for a lifetime.
Breezy Moving would like to thank each and every one of you that have referred us, and each and every one of you that will do so in the future. We will strive to live up to the standards of integrity that our company was founded on.
Have a wonderful Christmas season, and may 2019 be the year that all of your dreams come true!
Blog by Ryan Welch
CEO Breezy Moving