Sunday, May 9, 2010

April 30 – Honest Day

If May is in like a lion and out like a lamb then April is in with a lie and out with the truth.

A little known holiday, National Honesty Day was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg, an author and former press secretary to a Maryland governor. Goldberg, came up with the idea for an Honesty Day in the early 1990s, after he had finished writing (ironically, enough) “The Book of Lies”. Goldberg wanted to end April, which begins with a lie – April Fools- in a more positive way, an honest way.

National Honesty Day also reminds Americans of the honesty of its forefathers, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Remember, Washington cut down a cherry tree, but ‘never told a lie’. It also provides a good reason just to be completely honest for a day.
Try being honest about a few things today…I know it’s scary, maybe really answer the question, How are you? Or be honest when someone asks you if they look good in something or if the report numbers look good. Don’t be rude when you say the truth…could have a bad outcome, but be tactful and honest.

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