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The Whole Truth

Honesty is always the best policy!

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I'm linking up with Cate at Six Word Saturday...  join us there!

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  1. Having just recovered from SO MANY LIES at once, from a neighbor woman, my head was full of "WHY? WHY would anyone CHOOSE NOT to tell the TRUTH?"

    You need a very good memory to lie, and few people have one good enough to keep them from slipping up.

    If you only tell the truth, you never need a good memory.

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    1. That's so true, Lotta Joy, why indeed. That saying about weaving a tangled web is true, and the deeper we get into lying the more complicated it becomes. I say, just speak the truth, the whole truth, and deal with the fallout! :-)

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  2. Josie.... this is such a wonderful post... I agree with lotta joy.... lies just compound themselves and soon you forget what the truth really is. I find that honesty makes any relationship stronger...

    have a great weekend... hope you are taking some 'me' time! <3

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    1. I agree with you Brenda, what is the point of having a relationship that is built on half-truths and lies? I want relationships where we can be 100% honest and open with each other and have enough love to work it thru!

      Saturday mornings I have the house to myself. It is silent, the furkids are napping around me, and I'm enjoying my favorite pastime... blogging of course! :-)

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  3. People can usually tell when you're being SINCERELY honest. They're never fooling anyone but themselves.

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    1. I believe that too Vapid Vixen, even if you aren't sure about what the person is saying, there is that second sense that gives you a feeling the words aren't all true, or part of the story is missing. Most liars are miserably poor at it, an embarrassment to themselves. The ones who are really good at it are truly frightening in their ability to deceive not only others but also themselves.

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  4. People spend far more time lying to themselves than to others, I think.

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    1. I'd have to agree with that too Ron, it is so easy to convince our selves that we behave differently than we really do, or that the situation is different from what it really is. Self-deception is probably the cruelest lie of all, because it prevents the possibility of positive change in our lives.

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  5. It doesn't pay to lie. As we all know, those lies catch up with us sooner or later.

    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. They do have a way of coming back to haunt us Dana, and living with a guilty conscience isn't much fun either!

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  6. oh absolutely! So very true! If you always speak the truth you won't have to remember your lie.....learned that as a child. Happy Sunday to you!

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    1. Amen Kathe, I'd much rather face up to the consequences of something I said that was true, than deal with the mess created by telling lies, or only part of the truth, which is the same thing as far as I'm concerned... the intent to deceive. If we all remembered those life lessons learned at an early age, it would be a much nicer world! :-) Happy Sunday to you too, I love weekends!

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  7. I love this! Honesty certainly is the best policy. Past lies of mine only got me into trouble and hurt the people I loved; and the same has been done to me. I've pledged to live honestly since then, and it's made a world of difference! Thanks for sharing. ~Xiomara

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    1. Thank you Xiomara! We learn best from experience, and lies are hard to live with, so are people who only speak half the truth, or keep the truth to themselves. We need to be both honest and open to have good relationships!

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  8. Yes...honesty is the very best policy!

    Have a great Saturday evening!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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    1. I sure is Linda, it's the only way that makes any sense. Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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  9. I completely agree and find that when you are honest with yourself you have stronger relationships with the ones you love.

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    1. You are right Austine, we we can't be honest with even ourselves, it is unlikely we can be honest in our dealings with others. We don't have to be perfect to be honest about who we are... or to be loved! :-)

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  10. Not so sure about the ALWAYS part.
    I used to think so, but now I sometimes
    Think of honesty as a precious treasure,
    Not to be wasted on the unworthy.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. Perhaps you have a point there JzB, though I tend to go with the theory that I will speak the truth and let them do with it as they may. There are always some who will be unaccepting or who will not understand.

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  11. Amen! to genuine honesty! And you know, I have always felt myself unworthy of receiving truth if I am unwilling to give truth.

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    1. You make an excellent point here, Ruth... how can we expect others to deal truthfully with us if we are unwilling to be truthful with them? Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Absolute gem of truth!! Keeps us out of trouble, honors ourselves, and keeps the avenue of communication with the Divine open! Thank you for sharing.
    6WS

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    1. Right on all counts Becca! Honesty is not only the best policy, it is the only way to live life that makes sense to me!

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  13. Sometimes it's also the hardest policy. Happy 6WS! :-)

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    1. Very true, Elizabeth, it can be hard at times to tell the truth, the whole truth, but living with the lies and half-truths is even harder!

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