A recent study says that telling the truth is good for you. The researchers asked half the participants to not tell lies and the other half were able to tell lies. When people had to tell the truth they reported better physical and mental health. The study also said that Americans tell on average 11 lies a week. That actually seems like a lot to me! How many lies do you tell a week? If adults are telling 11 lies, it doesn’t surprise me then that we catch our kids out on the odd lie.
I tried to count up 11 lies in the past week and I honestly couldn't think of one. Am I honest or have I just learnt to be more skillfull at telling a version of the truth, which is what the participants in the study reported they did.
“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “it is a beautiful and terrible thing, and therefore should be treated with caution…”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
I have always been one for fessing up if I get caught out on a lie. A very smart friend recently gave me some great advice,
Don't just face the music, Dance to it.
In the spirit on honesty, when I accidentaly used plain flour in this recipe today, I didn't say it was Banana Damper. I called it:
(Flat) Banana Bread
1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 free range eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tbs melted butter
2 ripe banana's, mashed
Mix flour and sugar in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk eggs. Stir in mashed banana, milk and butter. Mix into the dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon into a lined loaf pan and bake @ 180 degrees, for around 40 minutes.
Holly Treechange XO