“It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.” ~Jasmine Guy
If someone were to ask what you did yesterday, do you think you could tell the whole truth without fabricating(adding details in that weren’t really there) the story? Or would you add in little lies here and there to make your story and yourself seem more appealing to the person you are telling your story to? A lot of times when we use fabrication, we are worried about our appearance. We worry about looking boring or uninteresting.
First off, you are lovely and never will be a boring person or uninteresting!!!! 🙂 Take it from me, no one is boring. We all have amazing stories! If you haven’t already, you should go to Facebook and look at the page called, “Humans of New York.” It is absolutely incredible how many things have happened to so many people, and yet we still continue to function (sometimes) as if we were born into a better world than maybe we were. Here are some helpful facts that perhaps you can take into consideration: 🙂
1.) Honesty is the best policy. When we are honest with ourselves and each other, we can find ourselves at peace with the knowing that we are doing everyone a favor. No one likes being caught telling a lie that everyone knows is false. So why not just be honest? I bet you can think of a whole list of times, maybe when you were younger, but also maybe from not too long ago where you lied and said you did one thing, but really did another. I think a lot of times, we believe that lying can help get us out of trouble but the hard truth is, you are only digging yourself a deeper hole than before.
2.) One way or another you will have to face the facts, so why not do it from the beginning? Instead of lying and saying, “Yeah! I totally love ballet!” Why not just be honest with your friend and tell them, “Well, ballet is beautiful but I prefer tango instead.” Yes, your friend might be a little hurt that you didn’t want to go see the ballet with her, but I know your friend also wouldn’t want you sitting through something that you didn’t enjoy!
3.) Let’s try being as honest as possible this week! 🙂 Remember that being honest never has to be mean! You can be completely honest without ever showing hatred or unpleasantness! Please, please, please be gentle with one another! 🙂 See how you feel about yourself after you are honest. I think you will get a lot of satisfaction out of saying and doing the right thing! 🙂
“Being honest with the public is how they respect you.” ~Angel Haze