We, as human being, tend to have short memories. We forget that our actions can adversely affect the lives of other human beings—own friends and neighbors, and even strangers that are only strangers because we have yet to be introduced to them.
Do you make sure to not litter our beautiful Earth? Littering is illegal is almost all communities!
Have you found yourself pointing out to a clerk that your sales receipt was wrong—that you were overcharged? Do you also point out when you are undercharged? Both are honest practices.
Do you make sure you pay for coffee at the office, when the sign says “Pay by the honor system”?
Do you tell the salesperson at the cell store that your cell phone just stopped working when in reality you dropped it in the pool?
Does your conscience give you a weird feeling inside when you do something you know is wrong? Do you go back and apology for your actions? Or, make other amends for your wrong?
Do you think for a few seconds: What can I do to make life easier for everyone? Maybe that action could be: I'll strive to be more honest in my life. We all can improve our lives!
With the New Year of 2010 upon us, let us all make a resolution to make ourselves more honest in our lives in 2010.
By making such a simple statement we can change our lives for the better. But, we can also make the lives of people on an entire planet better by being basically honest.
We don’t need a new law to do this. We don’t need a committee to decide to pass an ordinance. We don’t have to discuss this with our friends and family.
We just need to make ourselves aware of our actions, and assure that what we do and say is ethical in nature.
We just need to be basically honest. And, we can do this one individual at a time.
Have a happy and honest new year!