"Perhaps I am stronger than I think!" ~ Thomas Merton

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Honest


I have found that when folks say that they want honesty, that honesty is not what they're looking for at all.

I believe that sometimes they have versions of honesty that require hearing only what they want to hear.

I have found that when you hold honesty in for long, and it finally exposes itself, it strikes a nerve in those who doubt your honesty. Because you never exposed it.

So, speak only with honesty and truth at all times, so you'll never be doubted.

And that is the honest truth.

Pictures by: me

Sunday Scribbling word prompt: "honest"

10 comments:

  1. ...Honesty is such a lonely word... Remember the Billy Joel song?

    Beautiful and heartfelt post, Tracey.
    Thank you :-)

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    1. Ahhh, yes, I remember that one; right on time, Anyes! Thanks for your kindness.

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  2. Didn't Shakespeare write "To thine own self be true"? People that question your honesty I have found should really look at themselves!

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    1. I agree, oldegg. Somewhat of a form of denial.

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  3. Lovely story. Nice pictures. Loved reading this.

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  4. I have a tendency to be completely honest. As you say so beautifully, that is not always a popular thing ;)

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    1. You are so right, Bollemamma; why can't honesty be a good thing? Who would want to live with lies instead? The scary answer is: quite a few people :-)

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  5. Pictures and words in perfect harmony. Delightful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Keith. I appreciate that! :-)

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