There are a lot of ‘Days’ about these days, and by ‘Days’ I mean days that have been made up to celebrate something (I used days a lot in that sentence, I am aware of that, oh my days).
This month alone we already have had some ridiculous ones, such as ‘Draw a Picture of a Bird Day’ on April 8th, ‘Barbershop Quartet Day’ on April 11th and ‘Talk Like Shakespeare Day’ on April 23rd. We have also had some good ones like ‘Earth Day’ on April 22nd and ‘Bat Appreciation Day’ on April 17th. If classing ‘Bat Appreciation Day’ as a good one seems strange to you, then listening to this Stuff You Should Know podcast, absolutely fascinating creatures.
This brings us to today; ‘National Honesty Day’.
When reading ‘The Four Agreements’ by Don Miguel Ruiz, the one that stuck with me the most was “Be Impeccable With Your Word”. This seems straight forward but how many times are we not completely honest with people, probably more than people think. This doesn’t just mean being truthful all the time, but also not gossiping (or bitching to put it bluntly) behind peoples backs. I’m sure a lot of us have been in situations where we’ve heard of, or actually heard someone talking about us to someone else, about something we have or haven’t done, instead of just fronting up and talking to us about it. This happened to me not so long ago and it’s not very pleasant.
The words we use are very powerful, so make an effort to use these words for a positive effect.
Starting from today, ‘National Honesty Day’, make a conscientious effort to be impeccable with your word.
Thank you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me