It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, August 01, 2016

Chapter 8, Page 1, Book 16

Four things to learn in life: 
To Think clearly without hurry or confusion; 
To love everybody sincerely; 
To act in everything with the highest motives; 
To Trust God unhesitatingly.

Hellen Keller

August 1st -  I am sincerely yours

Sincerity means that the appearance and the reality are exactly the same.

Wisdom from Oswald Chambers

 Being sincere is being genuine.  To be sincere is to be in reality what you are in appearance.   A sincere person is the one that expresses himself without deceitfulness, in a truthful and genuine way, that does not pretend. 

Sincerity of feeling, intent and presentation touches the hearts of everyone. People intuitively know when your are being sincere and genuine. Sincerity comes from the heart. Whatever you do or say, it is vital to mean to do or say it and to back it up with your beliefs. You cannot be sincere if you say you like chocolate when you hate it. You cannot be sincere when you compliment someone but deep inside you detest him or her. You cannot be sincere when you apologize just for the sake of disarming the person that you offended, with the motive of future revenge, but you can be sincere if you are truthful to yourself.

Sincere words are not showy; Showy words are not sincere. Don’t do it or say it, unless you believe it from your heart.   Sincerity is about immediacy, spontaneity, spur of the moment responses that well up from your genuine self.

Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. 

Author Unknown 

How something is wrapped doesn’t always show us what’s on the inside. That’s true with people as well. We can wrap ourselves up in the same packaging every day,  nice clothes, big smile, friendly demeanor,  yet still be less than what we appear to be.

Sincerity is generally understood to be truth in word and act. One who means what he says is a sincere person. One who does not mean what he says is not a sincere man, and is perhaps even a hypocrite. 

At the heart of sincerity is honesty in all your conduct and especially your communications. Sincerity is essential; without it we cannot hope to arrive at the truth.  Sincerity without truth is worthless, but sincerity based on truth has the right direction and the zeal to pursue the right goal.

Sincerity is the highest complement you can pay

Ralph Waldo Emerson


betty said...

I think people do navigate towards sincere people. One definitely has to be honest if they want to be sincere I do believe.


jack69 said...

Words are intertwined. It is hard to be sincere unless you are truly honest. The soul can feel sincerity! It is fresh air!


There is alot of wisdom here. "you can be sincere if you are truthful to yourself."