Lies come in varying colors, shapes, and sizes. The most popular ones are white and tiny in size. They seem to be the most digestible.
They are utilized by humans of all ages. These, often used to protect, can also transform into the largest of them all the BALD FACE… or BOLDFACE… depending on what part of the world you inhabit.
I used one of the little ones today. It served the purpose, however, it didn’t feel right. Twenty minutes later, I threw myself under the bus and corrected it. “Hey, did I say…”
She cares for me so, she giggled and said, “Girl, were you having a senior moment?”
I giggled and said no, “I just chose to lie.”
The silence that followed wasn’t as frightening as I’d supposed. Her response gave me pause: “This is why I like you,” she said. “Always using wisdom.”
ME!?!?! Always using wisdom?!?!?! Not even!
But I was quite proud of myself. I’d stared Adulthood in the face and survived. I could say that I won’t tell a lie again … but then that’s also a lie.
I urge you to listen to yourself, monitor what comes out of your mouth, live circumspectly … and as I’ve titled this post I shall tell you that of all the lies I’ve ever told … I LOVE YOU has been the most prevalent … oh at the time, I thought I loved them … well, once I said it to get out of a situation with my life intact; and it isn’t one I use now if at all. I’ve experienced the truth in love and I no longer want to stain it.
SIGH… I suppose that my biggest lie now is simply practicing procrastination, which I’m also staring in the face. I’m making progress, not as much as I’d like, but slow and steady wins the race.