Monday, August 18, 2014
A Letter to My Son
Always say what you mean and mean what you say. Words are the most beautiful and most ugly tools that humans have. I want you to know that no good comes from using words deceptively. Your Poppy and I will do our best to protect you from people who live this way. Subterfuge is a tool of the weak. My hope is that Bear and I will raise you to always be clear and straightforward when you speak. Speak your mind. Be honest. Be open, even if your views are different than others. We learn when we listen. We learn when we keep an open mind. These are the qualities of a good and true person. People who want something and only use half of the truth, are lying. Half a truth is a whole lie. That is a simple truth that time will not change. I loose respect for people who play those types of games. You can't make other people be honest, but you can choose your own actions. If you are in a situation in the future when the honest thing might make someone upset.. Choose be honest and straightforward, a lie will only make things worse and this way you can still stand tall with respect for your personal actions. Lies always come out in the end. Right now while you are still so innocent you have the potential to become anything you can dream. It frustrates me to no end that you were exposed to such underhanded behaviors this past weekend and have not been able to get this out of my head. I am your mother and protector. I will do my best to keep you from such nonsense in the future. I know that this person meant no ill will, but they should have been honest about the situation. Now because of this deception I have lost some trust and can never leave you alone with them.
There is a price for every action.
You have within you the seeds to be a great man one day. You already are so very special. Please choose to be an honest man. It is a choice. Shine on.