Affirmation for March 24, 2010: Honesty

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.  - Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.comThought of the day:Honesty is not always a virtue when the results are unkind. There is no black-and-white answer to whether it's ever okay to lie, but today's quote reminds us that sometimes it's better to be kind if the truth will only bring harm.Have a nice day! :)TeamDS
 
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*dislike*
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yes not sure i like this either....i dont think painful is the way to go but being honest (esp if asked directly) is the only way to go...unless you are protecting life...really life and death...i think as it says truth sets you free

and pitch and delivery is usually more the problem in most cases...aim for kindness or say nothing at all...but dont lie
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My girl friend and I are in a long distance relationship. Early on during the process of getting to know each other and deciding that we were in fact a couple, we agreed to be always completely honest with each other.

We manage a chat room together and one day some things happened that I knew would greatly upset her if she had been online to witness them. I had a choice to make, be honest and let her be upset, or just not tell her about it since she wasn\'t there.

I chose to stick to our commitment and tell her all that had happened. The trust built between us by my actions was far greater than a few moments of being upset.
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I had to soul search on this one for a few moments to find the words to convey my feellings on this subject. First I would like to pose a question and ask how many of us have pointed our finger at someone and thought we were telling the truth as we pointed at another? Well take a moment to point your finger at something right now and take a good look at that hand doing the pointing. Are there not three fingers pointing back at you? Hmmmm....
The second part of my thoughts go to a well known and favored chapter in the Bible, Ecclesiates 3. Verse 8 tells us that there is \"a time to love, a time to hate, a time of war, a time of peace.\". All four of these times, love, hate, war, and peace have great influence on our words and most often will determine the worth of our words. Now answer these questions....
Can not the truth be averted util a time of peace to avoid starting a war?
Do words said in hatred ever bring forth fruits of love?
Is it easier to act in anger or to act in love?
Well it\'s been fun to ponder for a few minutes. Ponderance and muse can be a great distraction for what is ailing us. They can also produce great fruit that will bring us healing by distracting us from what is ailing us. To each I send prayers for blessings and for a low pain day!