Honesty – The quality of being truthful…

“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” 
― Cheryl Hughes

So ‘Your Dictionary’ says that “the definition of honesty is the quality of being truthful.” I believe honesty is the greatest quality you can carry in life, its a massive plus for people to respect you, and really, for you to respect yourself. 

Honesty is going to take you places in life that you never could have dreamed and it’s the easiest thing you can practice in order to be happy, successful and fulfilled. Honesty is part of the foundation of my core values and principles. Honesty cuts through deception and knifes its way through deceit and lies. Honesty leads to a fulfilling, free life.

For myself, I have come to realise that if your not telling the truth, why speak at all?

Honesty is not just about telling the truth. It’s about being real with yourself and others about who you are, what you want and what you need to live your most authentic life. Honesty promotes openness, empowers us and enables us to develop consistency in how we present the facts. Honesty sharpens our perception and allows us to observe everything around us with clarity.

Today, there are so many more shady people out there, you really can not trust anyone, its incredibly rare to come across people that are 100% straight down the line. I don’t know if Ingham has changed, or it’s that so much rubbish has moved here because it’s cheaper to live. But lets face it – Ingham will ALWAYS have small town syndrome, where some old men are worse for chasing gossip than the old ladies. Rumors float around on a constant basis about pretty much everyone, if you haven’t come across a rumor about yourself or your family, just wait your turn.

So many people get caught out cheating – if you want to cheat on your spouse, move to a city where your not known to every Tom, Dick & Harry! it’s pretty simple but, if your not happy, change your situation or leave. Only you have the power to change your thoughts or your thought pattern, don’t hang the blame on anyone else for the way you are feeling – that’s weak. Since my accident, I can’t lie to save my life! Seriously – you will know straight away because I will have a ridiculous smile on my face I can’t wipe off. I have also had to grow up pretty quick to deal with my situation – I’m now acting like an adult whereas before my accident, I was quite childish.

One thing I came across quickly was – if you don’t lie you don’t have to remember all the rubbish you have been going on about. My memory now is pretty much like an 80 year old – not even kidding! I forget everything! A few weeks ago, I went to a Diversity Forum at Tyto and after it was done I went back to speak to my father-in-law about it and my memory was blank! I had to pull out the run sheet, just to give myself some triggers to remember. If you don’t lie you won’t get caught out, it’s pretty simple. 

For myself, becoming the person I am today I am honestly feeling so good in myself! I have been able to let go of my past (most of it) and have started to work on my future. I no longer get caught up in gossip and I feel so much lighter in myself for it! Positivity is key! I try my hardest to be positive about pretty much everything going on in my life now.

Connect with honest people. Find honest friends. Find honest clients. We know they are there but they don’t like to show they are honest publicly. Whereas dishonest people are always trying very hard to show that they are honest. When something seems too good to be true then there is something wrong. So be careful and just enjoy your life. Do good have good and remember,  God or whoever you believe in – is watching everything.

That’s the why honesty is so important in our life. I know you want to say something, then please don’t ignore your great thoughts, share with me by commenting. So other people can also learn from you. The more we try to become honest the better this world will become.

Aquo Xx 

P.S – I found a few some interesting resources on the subject whilst doing my research.

Enjoy Xx


The Power of Honesty: Is It Really the Best Policy?

Author: Amy Irvin

Actively trying to be the change I wish to see in the world! 🙋‍♀️🌏 Fitmum of 2 little dudes🦖🦖 https://mummiesonamission.com/ambassador/Amyaquilini/

9 thoughts on “Honesty – The quality of being truthful…”

  1. I really enjoy your posts Amy! You are a very good writer….you speak from the heart and do it well! I’ve never met you but I have met your Dad & family. I am a friend of your Gram’s (started as penpals) and way back in the 80’s I came to visit. Your Dad and all the boys were still at home! I keep apprised of your family’s news via social media to an extent now and of course I still keep in touch with Beattie. She is so very proud of you! Would love to visit again someday but maybe in the meantime you could train your Gram on everything computer….I would really love to hear from her more often!! Tell her email is easy! I’ve hinted a few times but it hasn’t worked lol! Now there’s a challenge! In the meantime pass on Hi & Hugs from me…..take care & keep well.

    1. OMG! The famous Shirley! How are you! Dad talks about how he would love to come holiday over in Canada and see you! Nan just turned 80! It was funny today, she came up to meet her second great-grandson who was born on 3/5/19 at 12.56am. A healthy little bub and was a very fast & smooth birth. I’m still up at the Ingham hospital and get to go home Monday 🙂 I love my Nan, have a lot of time for her, love hearing all her old stories. I told her when everything settles down we will send you an email. She uses a smart phone now, so she’s moving up in the world slowly! So nice to hear from you all the way from Canada!

      1. Congratulations everyone! How exciting! Keep well. So glad everything went well for you….speedy recovery! You’ll have to be ready to be a speedy Mom now with two little ones! Hi to your Nan too. Tell her I’m not the most techie smart person either! My cell phone is a dinosaur compared to most lol! Take care….xxoo

  2. Great stuff Amy 👍 Am really enjoying reading your posts and following your journey. The remarkable steps you have taken and the adjustments you have put in place to ensure a quality life for you and your beautiful family are inspirational. You rock young lady xx

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