I am fortunate to have some awesome people in my life. They are people I trust to do the right thing. I know their character. I understand their values. I appreciate the way they treat others. I am humbled by the way they treat me.
To these people, I am intensely loyal. This is not a testament to my character, but to the character of those whom I have placed my trust. I do not walk on loyalty’s surface but dive deep into her chasms. They have my open honesty and my commitment to always keep their best interests in the top of my head.
I appreciate the people who don’t believe me to be lazy. Honestly, it is a trait I battle with. Especially when the Law and Order marathon is on. There are few things that appeal to me more than a couch, a remote, and a blanket. Granted, I don’t succumb to that desire (too often), but that doesn’t mean I am not lazy. It just means I am practiced in going against the grain when it is the right thing to do.
Understanding Both is Important
Lazy can kill loyal. Loyalty requires effort and dedication. It demands priority and consideration. In order to be loyal to those I have committed to, action is required. It is not a passive process. If I allow my lazy tendencies to take hold, the demonstration of my loyalty is diminished.
*Photo credit to Eskimo North