Please Don't Lie To MeI know people tell all manner of lies for various reasons. There is the white lie, the little lie, the big lie, and every kind of lie inbetween. It seems to be an epidemic at times. There are some weeks where I am told so many lies that I have to laugh at what people tell me.
I tend to dismiss lies as quickly as I hear them, unless they have a direct impact on myself or my friends. If not, then I choose not to spend the time languishing over them. Besides, as long as there are people, there will be lies.
I hold my friends to a higher standard than I do strangers. I expect my friends to be truthful with me, even when it means I may not like their answers. I am very fortunate because I do have some dear friends that will be truthful with me, even when they know I may not like what they have to say.
I never hold a grudge against them for telling me the truth. I sincerely appreciate their candid honesty, and respect them all the more for it, even if I do not initially like what I hear. That is one of the reasons why I adore and love them as I do - they are gold!!
It always turns out though, that after mulling over what they say, I do come to see the truth of it. I have some very smart, very dear friends, and I am grateful that they possess the integrity, honesty, and strength of character to stand firm on the truth, regardless of what others may think.
In a world of lies, I know I can depend on them to tell me the truth.
Vignette 51-55, F 8 Responses 3 May 15, 2011