You can’t “try to” do something. You either do it or you don’t. Trying doesn’t count. Even Yoda knows that. It is more honest for us to say, “I wasn’t up to doing that today,” or “I’ll do it first thing tomorrow.” Either of those is more like the truth.
Too often, we feel the need to look good. That is as superficial as it sounds. An old friend used to say, tongue in cheek, “It’s better to look good than to BE good.” We’d have a good laugh. Then, we would continue our conversation. That came back to me just now. I think people tend to believe the superficial looking good over being good. It’s a lie, you know?
I think we need to first be honest with ourselves, before being honest with others. We often lie first to ourselves, then to others. Let’s stop both. Lies by omission, lies by half truths. They’re both lies. Truth is important to me, and it’s important to the Babe. Yes, it takes work. It takes vigilance. And the effort is worth it.
In today’s world, some folks don’t care about lies, half-truths, and omissions of truth. A person’s integrity is built on telling the truth, in my opinion. I believe it’s a basic building block of a relationship. I am so fortunate I can trust the Babe, so grateful for that gift.
Whatever kind of cold or whatever I have is interfering with my productivity. No progress made on my quilt, darned it. I’m just going with it, getting frustrated doesn’t work. Here’s hoping by Monday, I’m better.
Enjoy the rest of the evening, and we’ll see each other tomorrow.