Honesty, not just for home use

This has been an incredibly long week, I look forward to Friday, and sleeping in on Saturday morning. Now that will be a treat. I will get to sleep until I wake up naturally, usually 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. I know what you are thinking, that is not sleeping in, however, when your usual wake up time is 3:30 a.m., well, trust me, the other is heaven!
I feel as if I am being bombarded lately by all of the earth’s sad news; the natural occurrences are so much easier to take than the man made ones. My heart breaks every time I see a photo or news report of the massive, catastrophic, oil spill in the Gulf. Can we call it an oil spill? Isn’t it more of an oil pouring? I won’t get into the politics of the thing or point fingers, as I feel we are all responsible somewhat, I will just say that my heart breaks for the people, the loss of revenue, the loss of lives, and the animals. Just sad.
On a happier note I get to see Elizabeth on Friday evening. Now that I look forward to. I don’t get to see her that often as she is now 55 miles away, so any time spent with her is a treat.
I have been thinking a lot about lying lately, as the management in my office practice this art every day, all day long. It is really something to see, of course these are the same women (yes, women) who walk around professing to be Christians and play Gospel music all day. Blaring I might add. Now, I am a Christian, I was raised in a Christian household, I was taught God does not differentiate between lies. If you lie at work He will see you, fair warning for when you have to stand in front of him and explain yourself.
What I was thinking about are the acceptable lies between men and women. And there are some, for instance: Woman: “Do these pants make my butt look big?” Man: “NO!” anything less would get him killed. And it works the other way around: Man: “Am I the best looking man you have ever dated?” Woman: “YES, way better looking than that ex-model.” See how it works. I have been thinking about relationships and what it takes to make them work in the long term. I have decided it is a sense of humor and an ability to laugh at your significant other’s jokes, you know, the jokes you have heard a gazillion times. My parents and my grandparents pulled this off seamlessly. Since I think I am the funny one, I sincerely hope fiancé finds me as amusing at 90 as he does today. Or he is good at pretending he does.
All joking aside, I try never to lie, sometimes I skirt an issue or will avoid, and if I give misinformation due to what I have been told, when I learn the real deal I always correct what I have told someone. Lies are hard to keep up with, you will always trip up, and you will forget what you have told someone and tell someone else something different. Keep it simple, tell the truth, learn to be tactful with the truth, which is something I am still learning. I have gotten better at that with age, though.
So for the day before Starbucks day, I wish you all a great, honest day!

3 Replies to “Honesty, not just for home use”

  1. Thanks for sharing, I found this story while searching for lyric updates, thoughtful comments and good points made.

  2. Just because someone who claims to go to church does not necessarily mean they’re a Christian no more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

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