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“Lee is Taught Truth & Trust"
once was a boy named Lee who told “little lies” to make himself look better.
He acted like the best ideas for group school projects were thought up by
him. If someone won a contest he
tried to make others think he had the winning idea first.
But he wasn’t popular like he thought.
He irritated the other kids with his boasting and “little lies”. They just “put up with him”.
mother worked at the school so he rode with her each day. It was his job to lock the house door. One morning, she asked him if he had locked the door and he
said “Why, of course.” But Lee
knew he had forgotten.
returning home, Lee took out his key to pretend to unlock the door but the door
was ajar. Their house had been
broken into and robbed. His mom
noticed there wasn’t any tampering of the door or lock and asked him once
again if he had locked the door that morning.
At this point, Lee was very upset. The
robbery scared him so he told her the truth and that he had lied.
mom sat him down and had a serious talk with him.
She told him that it was only human to make mistakes but more important
to be honest about them. “Honesty
is the Best Policy,” she said and “people in life will really look up to you
if you tell the truth.”
So after that, Lee started a new habit of telling the truth. People began to feel comfortable around him and show confidence and trust in him.
by Dotti Holmberg-Waddell
Published by Apple Core Publishing
Found at www.rightchoicekids.com