Tuesday, 3 April 2012

What You Are Is As Important As What You Do.


Summer Days and Peace
Yesterday the sun was shining here as I walked along the coastal path. May blossom is in full bloom and at one stage it forms an arch over the path. As I walked under it the scent was wonderful, it lifted the heart to be so at one with nature.
Being at one with nature has always been very important to me, being at one with the people I meet equally so. I tried so hard to bring my children up in this knowledge and it fills me with joy to see them enjoying nature and walking as much as I do. It also makes me feel proud to know that honesty and truth plays such a great part in their lives.
I was thinking this as I walked under the arch of blossom and felt at one, because earlier in the day I had twice heard somebody say, “ A little lie never did anybody any harm.”  They had been talking about a recent event on our news where the Prime Minister was seen to tell an obvious lie during a speech. A lie he did not need to tell, but one that came so easily.
It reminded me of the story of the man and his two sons.
It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and a father was taking his two little boys to play miniature golf. He walked up to the fellow at the ticket counter and said, "How much is it to get in?"
The young man replied, "£1.00 for you and £1.00 for any child who is older than six. Children are admitted free if they are six or younger. How old are they?"
The father replied, "The lawyer's three and the doctor is seven, so I guess I owe you £2.00."
The man at the ticket counter said, "Hey, Mister, did you just win the lottery or something? You could have saved yourself £1. You could have told me that the older one was six; I wouldn't have known the difference." The father thought then replied, "Yes, that may be true, but the kids would have known the difference."
As the wise man said, "Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying." In challenging times when ethics are more important than ever before, make sure you set a good example for everyone you come into contact with.

This blog is linked to my other blog: Summer Days And Peace

4 comments:

  1. I thought for sure this was going to be the joke about the guy who ordered a "hot dog"! "make me one with everything"! Yours is a better story and so very true. Lies are told by omition also; we lie by what we don't say.

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  2. The glow in this painting is beautiful!
    Yes, it is so very important to set an example for our kids which goes a long way in their lives.. I feel that where there is no ego, there can be no lie.

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  4. A 'little lie' hurts everyone and remains for eternity. If you can't speak the truth ... shut up because whatever you say is simply deceit!

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