Honesty


There was an elderly lady who said to a little girl, “How do you do, my dear?”

The girl replied, “Quite well, thank you.”

After a long pause the woman asked, “Why don’t you ask me how I”m doing?”

The child paused and then said calmly, “Because I don’t care how you’re doing.”

There is another story about two women who were riding together on a bus. One of them suddenly realized that she had not paid the fare. “I will go right up to the driver and pay it now,” she said.

Her companion replied, “Why bother? You got away with not paying. So why pay now, if you don’t have to?”

The first woman said, “I have found that honesty always pays. It is a virtue. I couldn’t live with myself if I did not pay the fare.” At that, she went up to the front of the bus to pay the driver.

When she returned, she said to her new friend, “See, I told you honesty pays! I handed the driver a quarter, and he gave me 50 cents in change!”

Sometimes it is inconvenient to be honest. But it is always right. I don’t ever remember telling a lie and looking back on it as a good idea. Be a truth teller. God will bless you for that. Honestly!


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