Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Honesty
We believe in living an honest life. Along those lines, do you think it’s ok for people to tell little lies to cover up mistakes they made or to avoid hurting someone’s feelings? What about omission – not telling a lie but not speaking the truth either. It is hard to live in the world and be honest every second of the day. You have to take into account circumstances, outcomes, people’s feelings. Are you just hurting yourself, say for example, a student cheating on a test and not really learning? Are you sparing someone else’s feelings by not telling them an outfit looks unflattering? Or are you hurting someone else by doing or seeing something that hurt another person and not saying anything about it?
We say, own up to your mistakes if they are hurting others. Many lies can eventually destroy a relationship. Most people want the truth and the opportunity to hear an “I’m sorry”. Forgiveness lies within our hearts and when trust gets broken people need time to heal and sometimes that can only begin with honesty. Ultimately, at the end of the day, you have to live with yourself. Try to live honestly.