Tuesday, March 3, 2009


If you read my blog post on January 1...you know that I accepted the challenge, ‘one little word 2009'...to give me focus & to help guide me through this year. (If you didn’t read about it, click HERE.) The word I chose is...

I thought it might be interesting...and it certainly will help to keep my focus...if I wrote specifically about TRUTH on a once-a-month basis. This is - first & foremost - for myself. If you garner anything from it, YAY! Just saying that these will truly be ‘doodlings from my mind’.

The first Tuesday of every month this year is designated as ‘Tuesday’s Truth’. Some of the ideas for these future blog posts immediately came to mind...now I just need to put some thought into my writing. And, what follows is the third in the series.

Mark Twain (read all about him here) is credited with saying: "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Lying is a tough business...remembering what you said to whom...that's hard work! If you tell the truth, you will not ever need to pay the consequences. That's enough of an incentive for me.

Do you tell the truth? All of the time? Sometimes we feel that a lie will sound better than the truth. Or, more convincing. Whatever. Sometimes we tell others what we think they want to hear...instead of what is true. Do you do that?

Do you say, "well, to tell the truth..."? But wait...didn't you just say that you always tell the truth? So....if you preface a statement with that, what do you mean? If you didn't say that, would the person you're talking to think you were not telling the truth? Is it said to emphasize the seriousness of what you're saying? Or, what?

We teach our children that telling the truth is the best thing to do, don't we? Yet, we continually do not tell the truth. How do we explain this? Would you classify that as 'do as I say and not as I do'? I hope not. We lead by example.

Let us be leaders in 'TRUTH'.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Jacque ~ I just heard on TV last week that most people tell (I can't remember the number) an unGodly amount of little white lies every day!! I was shocked! I asked my husband if he thought I lie ~ he looked at me like I was nuts ~ which is not unusual ~ but the point is that it makes you wonder if anybody is saying the 'truth'!! I am ~ I enjoy your blog immensely!!

Anonymous said...

I am sure we all exaggerate (sp?) a teensy little bit each day about something and that in itself is a lie. Makes me think about how I will talk to people today. Thanks for the TRUTH!