To each his own. To me my own.

The Truth

I just noticed my daughter’s latest facebook status update. It reads, “When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.” Truth.

My boyfriend made me a bracelet this weekend. I watched closely as he carefully color-coordinated bead by bead on a strong leather strand. As he tied it on my arm I told him, “This is my love bracelet.” Truth.

Now I’m gonna dive deep. What is a simple definition of Truth, really… a verified fact? Conformity to reality or actuality? Sincerity… integrity? A fact, a proof?

Most of us have known one or more persons in our life that have issues with honesty, or have problems telling the truth. The ones that really get me, though, are those who are blatantly caught at something and can still look you right in the eye and lie about it – even when facts are presented.

For some reason, it always brings to mind one of my all-time favorite comedic skits. A woman confronts her man over questions of infidelity,  and the man vehemently denies any wrong-doing even though he’s caught red-handed. Click here for a look… this is hilarious in a raw kinda way.

Hey…. wadn’t me….

If only everyone just knew how much the truth really means, of all it’s able to accomplish for us. That when used, it can overcome so many negative feelings or emotions. Being honest makes people trust you, respect you. It brings about a heightened sense of security in a relationship, and strengthens each of you in many different ways. When you tell a loved one the truth, it’s actually saying ‘you are precious to me and worthy of complete knowledge’.

The way I see it, the general consensus wins. Once a liar, always a liar. In my forty-two years, I’ve personally never witnessed a huge changeover in a person who has issues with being honest. That’s unfortunate, not only for them but for the persons involved with them.

The Truth. Will. Set. You. Free. Seriously? Well, yeah – I believe it will. Put it this way… I’d rather hear the truth any old day than some sugar-coat of a fakeness. It may not always be something I want to hear…. but I want to hear it nonetheless. Now I know I can’t change the world, I quit trying a long time ago. It does make for a nice dream though…

4 responses

  1. planejaner

    Lovely…and that’s the TRUTH.
    Truth is the rudder by which I steer my boat of life.
    blessings, and thanks for the post today.
    jane

    September 22, 2010 at 11:49 am

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much, Jane. Yep that’s for sure, you can’t go wrong with the truth. Thanks for stopping in!! 🙂

      September 23, 2010 at 8:27 am

  2. Thank you for sticking up for truth. As a culture, our nation doesn’t value truth as once it did. Lies are treated like they are cute and lying thought of as a skill. How sad. Nevertheless, all liars want to be told the truth. They expect it. Ha! Figure that one out.

    September 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks Carol Ann. You’re right… it’s become all too acceptable in not only our culture, but in certain individuals in our lives! What a great point you made of the liars demanding the truth be told to them… it seems to always be that way, too. A dishonest person is not acceptable to me, and when I know I’m being lied to I personally take it as a slam on my intelligence. What I’ve learned in the past 3 years, is that I can turn my back – and just walk away. To be able to do that is one of the biggest blessings I can think of.

      September 23, 2010 at 8:35 am

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