you face the truth
- Pearl Bailey
- Pearl Bailey
Lies. Big … Little. White … Half. Whatever one calls them -- they are what they are.
As I write this blog, you are reading the words of one who is living a big, old, hairy ugly one.
I wish I could stand up strong, put on those proverbial “big girl panties” and tell the truth. The hard part is being human and being too embarrassed to admit my weaknesses to the ones I love. Actually, for one who is so fashion conscious, these chains are heavy, not very pretty and drag me down in life … not a very attractive thing!
The hardest part is knowing full well what I am doing and still doing it. Knowing that I need to stop, drop and roll the hell out of this fiery mess I’m in.
Lying – whether it’s to others or to one’s self (which usually goes hand in hand) is not a simple thing to stop. Some lies can be stopped by merely shutting our mouths … others, are more deceptive in nature … those are the most tough of all.
We’ve all done this at one time or another and some of us are still struggling with this part of being human.
However, each day, we can take simple steps away from lying, deceitfulness and changing our steps towards honesty – emotional and literal.
Simple Sacred Step:
(One step will be huge for some of us!)
Find within yourself the courage to admit what you’re doing is being untrue to yourself and to others. Courage carries one forward!
While you're gathering courage. Here's a little "Humble Pie" recipe for you to make and contemplate.
1 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, butter, sugar, flour, vinegar and vanilla. Blend well. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake for 45 minutes.
While your "Humble Pie" is baking, watch this beautiful little piece called "Humble Pie." It tells the tale of telling the truth and finding the courage to admit your faults -- no matter how old you are or what status you hold in life.
Simply Put, Jeanne