Honesty Is The Best Policy

Honesty is the best policy.
It makes people accept you for who you are.
They may not like what you say,
What you do, or who you are,
But at least it is the truth.
Also, if in the future people change their minds;
Then they have learned to accept you for what is real.
When people know you and accept you for who you are;
Then there is trust.
People prefer the truth
Because it keeps the possibility
For trouble and bad tension out of sight.
If one person could learn to be honest,
No matter what the topic, situation, or place,
Then a lot of people will benefit from it.

11-3-1992
written by Gail Brookshire

To Trust You

First, you must hold a candle
To all those who have deceived.
Secondly, you must be convincing
Enough to make me believe.
Next, you must be willing to stay
When I need you the most.
And hopefully you would realize
I need someone to hold.
Fifth, you would have to be aware
Of the cruelty in betrayal of confidence.
Sixth, you would have to believe in me,
For I am suppose to be your friend.
Seventh, you must be willing to accept me
Just the way I am.
Eighth, you must respect my privacy,
And yet also understand.
Ninth, you would have to be merciful
To forgive me at my worst.
And last of all, you would have to survive,
Knowing I wanted you to hurt.

10-30-1989
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: TW challenged me write 10 ways I know I can trust you.
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus ❤ God is my hero!