Honesty is the best policy

Father of our nation, Gandhiji, has said, “Honesty is the best policy”. I experienced this myself on my birthday this year.

My parents gave me a very beautiful and expensive hair band that I had been asking for a very long time. I loved the gift. My mother had warned me, “If you break or lose this hairband, you will face the music.”. I promised her that I will be very careful with it.

One day, when I was trying to comb my hair, I accidentally stretched the hairband hard and it broke. When I realised that it was the same hairband that I loved the most, I was sad. More than sad, I was scared as I remembered my mother’s warning.

To escape from my mother’s anger, I thought I would lie about it. At the same time, I also remembered all the stories about honesty. Finally, I decided to be truthful and honest about this.

When I told my mother about it, surprisingly, instead of being angry, she smiled and said, “It’s ok. Try to be more careful next time. We are proud of you that you were honest about it.”

In life also, we will face many situations where we would feel that lying or being dishonest would be easy than being honest. However, from my experience, it might be difficult to be honest, scary even, but the result is always sweet and good.

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