the truth shall set you free

Tonight I am going to say very few words, but they should be considered to be powerful ones. 

Honesty cannot be bought, or bargained for, or traded.  The truth is the most valuable commodity we have.  It sets us apart from those around us who would do us harm to save themselves from retribution.  No one is without faults, no one is flawless, and no one can claim to be without the frailty of the human condition.   But we can be honest.  Despite all of our shortcomings, we can strive to tell the truth without fail. 

I would like nothing more than to elaborate, but due to the sensitive nature of the current predicament, I need to tread lightly. 

First of all, I feel it necessary to say that I have been blessed with a husband who is honest without fault, and I truly wish that particular trait was hereditary.   As for my children, they are hardly perfect, but when the situation calls for it, they will come clean regardless of the consequences to themselves. 

Others are not so honorable.  Others will do whatever it takes, enlist anyone they can manipulate, and hurt those around them to cover their tracks.  I find this to be the most reprehensible character trait a person can possess.  I also find it unconscionable when that behavior is defended purely on the grounds of genetics. 

That being said, my husband and I made a horrible discovery today that will affect our family in an unpleasant way.  I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the audacity of people who call themselves allies.  The betrayals were unexpected and virtually unforgivable.  The ripple effect is still as of yet unknown.  We have no choice but to deal with the situation with grace and dignity, despite the nature of the manner it was delivered upon us.  

I have said this before, but it bears repeating…you cannot change the actions or behaviors of anyone but yourself.  Life is a game of chess…choose your piece wisely.

Until the next time…I will be planning my next move!

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Posted on July 20, 2010 .