Lately, I have thought about "honesty." People, in general, are just not honest. We let things slip and slide to make ourselves look better or to feel better.
Ruth Vest, a woman I used to work for, would often quote:
Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!
(FYI--written by Sir Walter Scott.)
She quoted it so frequently as things would come to light in that office setting, that I can still hear her voice echoing in my ear.
Now, I am not posting this for any particular reason. So there really is no finger pointing. Although I can certainly tell a few scandelous stories right now. But...as I have contemplated and mused over this idea...of being honest in all my dealings with all my fellow men, I realize that I want to be honest. To live my life with integrity. So that others would think me to be honest in all things and could trust me.
Because once you lie and get tangled up in lies and half truths, you become untrustworthy. (Oooh, and don't get my started on half truths...they are worse than out right lies in my opinion.) And trust, is one of the hardest things to earn back.