And Always Tell the Truth
Ernestine M. Stevens
Lying is so easy to do for most people. We do this at an early age and do not even realize the trouble that we can get in. It seems so cute at first. Once you get grown and the legal complications start it is ugly. You can lose your freedom, family, job, and friends. In the worst way you could possibly lose your life. A lie can seem so small from the beginning then turn into something big at the end. If you tell the truth all of the time, you will not have anything to worry about.
At an early age I told a little lie about not eating some cookies. It did not seem too big of a deal to me. I figured that a few cookies would not be missing. No one was home but me, so who was going to tell. I did not realize that I ate the whole bag of cookies because they were so good. I did not have time to go to the store to replace them before my mother got home from work. I told her a lie and said that my cousin ate them. In my quick way of trying to get out of trouble, I did not notice that my cousin was with my mother. I was caught red handed. She put me on punishment for a few days.
When I was nine years old, I repeated the cycle once again. I like dressing up in my mothers’ clothes and wearing her jewelry. Mom always said not to bother her stuff. I was a bit stubborn and hard-headed. I chose to ignore my mothers’ rules. She just recently purchased a pink blouse and a pearl necklace. I did not have anything better to do but try them on. My hands were dirty because I was outside making a mud pie. I half washed my hands and tried on her new stuff, then I noticed that dirt was on her blouse. I was so scared. In my haste to take the blouse off, I popped the necklace. The pearls went everywhere. I picked up all the pearls that I could and tried to restring the necklace. I failed attempt after attempt. I also tried to get the stain out but I...