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Monday Mottoes – #162

never-lieThere are times and seasons when we all consider whether or not it’s a smart thing to tell the truth. Of course, the truth is best… but when it’s difficult?

Often, truth IS difficult. It’s raw, it’s in your face, it’s “Let me give this to you, straight.” Truth is not for the faint of heart.

Truth presupposes that we can believe a lie. Occasionally, an untruth is more palatable. However, the easy-way-out often ricochets, and that’s the problem of not being on the up-and-up. Which brings us to today’s motto:

“A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.” honesty~Unknown

Why short-change ourselves? If we are in a situation, or around people with whom we cannot be honest, why do this? In my experience, friends have been known to change. You see or hear them do things that are less than stellar. Do you call them on it?

It depends. Not everyone wants to hear the truth. So you might try to give them small nibbles of truth and see if they spit it out. If so, forget about tossing them another bite. You attempted to give them what you felt they needed to know.

liesProbably worse than someone who lies to others is someone who lies to him or herself. It happens, but that’s the fast track to no future on so many levels.

Be true to yourself and to others. We will only understand the future by ensuring that all is clear and honest in the present. Be honest, be real, don’t let the world squeeze you into its mold no matter how easy that might be.

Make it a great day, everyone.


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