What is honesty and why does it matter?
Honesty is sincerity and reverence or love for the truth
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” -William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well
“With a relational blend of patient availability and courage, honesty can thrive and be the difference between an authentic life and one that is paralyzed from hiding from the truth.” David Milliken, Campus Director at the Hutton Settlement Children’s Home and PACE guest columnist for February, 2018.
“Honesty can be seen in what we do and in the way we conduct ourselves: when at work, at school, talking to friends, and being with family.” Emma Daley, East Valley Parent Partnership student and PACE guest columnist for February, 2020.
“As [my children] grow…I want them to be able to create a life that honors others while allowing them to be true to themselves. Honesty done well is part of that.” Cassi Surprise, East Valley Parent Partnership parent and PACE guest columnist for February, 2019.
“When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.” -Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
PACE provides a list of books focused on our trait of the month. Here is an expanded list of books, especially for the youngest at heart, focused on truth-telling. Need an family activity? Read one or two and email us a book review....Read More
Sometimes the best way to learn how to be is to learn how NOT to be. Here is a list of all the ways one can lose, or never earn, the trust of others. Perhaps discuss this list with the older children in your life or your coworkers/employees....Read More
Learning is more fun if it is a game!
Thank you to simpleathome.com for this lesson:
“A classic game of go fish required honesty from players on whether they have the card asked for....Read More
Honesty can seem like a simple concept. Merriam-Webster defines it as “fairness and straightforwardness of conduct; adherence to the facts; sincerity.” Or perhaps we are more familiar with it being “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” But,...Read More