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

Author Unknown

Friday, June 11, 2021

Chapter 6, Page 11, Book 21


Honesty is refreshing.

Author Unknown

June 11th - the best policy is honesty.

Honesty: what a refreshing slap in the face it is.

Timothy M. Brenner

Lying always comes with a price whilst the truth is invaluable.  The truth will always come out, it will be worse that you lied than telling the truth. Lies usually lead to more and more lies to cover up the initial lies, creating a vicious cycle.

Honesty is more difficult, otherwise we wouldn’t be tempted to lie.  By being honest you learn to tackle difficult or uncomfortable situations and grow as a person.

We need to put ourselves in the other person’s position, Would you prefer to be lied to or to know the truth? It doesn’t mean you’re rude or blunt.  You need to be diplomatic and kind in order to avoid hurting others feelings

See truth as a opportunity to develop, being open and honest are valuable skills for our personal and professional life. The power of honest goes beyond the ability to get or job or have your sins forgiven.  Honesty is a way of life that provides you with the best possible policy .  We can always be ourselves and not have to remember what lies were told.

When we tell the truth, we feel better obout ourselves. Others will be able two trust you and trust is the basis for all relationships.  Authenticity is the spice of life.  Without it there cannot be honest relationships between people.  

The authentic person will take honesty and combine ti with sensitivity.  Mindfulness cannot occurs if honesty is not present. and if mindfulness is not present then stress quickly takes over.

Honest people believe that its better to do to others as we would have them do to us.  If we’re honest with others we give them permission to do the same with us.

We might not get rich but we will be content and can go to bed each night with a clean conscious.  There’s no better feeling in the world. 

Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it.  No interior motives.  No hidden meanings.An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity charerize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others.

Charles R. Swindoll


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Always tell the truth. Honesty is the best policy.

jack69 said...

Truth, HEAR, HEAR!!! This is the GEM for today. WE ALL need to heed these straight words of yours when you wrote:
It doesn’t mean you’re rude or blunt. You need to be diplomatic and kind in order to avoid hurting others feelings.

That is such a sweet truth.
From NC
Sherry & jack enjoying nice weather.

Martha said...

Honesty is always the best policy!

Mevely317 said...

I agree, a clear conscience is the best remedy for a good night's sleep. There's no better feeling in the world!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes I agree the truth is best but this also took me back many years to the day my sister & I were dress shoping for a special event and the look on some faces when I told her honestly what I thpught of each drress including saying straight out that a dress made her look fat