Told by: Savannah Snyder, age 8
Dictated by: Gwen Snyder, (age 45.....WOW)!
I was sitting on the couch working on my electronic kit when my mother said that it was dinner time. As I came over to the table, my mom tells me that no matter how terrible things are, I can always tell her the truth.
After a few moments, I told her that I had accidentally blurted out a lie to her one time when I was afraid. So I told the truth about that time and went back to eating. My mom said that it was okay and she loved me very much. I explained that it made me feel like I was finally out of the prison that my lie had kept me in. When you lie you are like a prisoner. It made me feel like I had a lie hidden right behind my eyes and I was afraid my mom would see that lie every time she looked at me. When I told her the truth I felt like I was setting a bird free from it's cage of disappointment. Sometimes when you tell the truth after lying, people might not always be glad. They may be disappointed, or they could be mad. But my mother is glad of what I had to say.
The lie that I had told was from a time that I was afraid because some sharp knives had fallen over, and I blurted out something that was wrong. That lie had made me feel very trapped. But I felt better when I told the truth.
Even if you are scared and you say something bad, it's best that you quickly tell the truth even if it's the baddest thing ever and you think someone might be mad.
Now I know that I can learn even from bad decisions. The lesson that I learned today is to not keep myself trapped within my own body, but to free myself by telling the truth. I have decided that it is the most wonderful thing in the universe.
Would love to hear your comments. Have you every lied? How did it feel when you set yourself free with the truth?
My Name is Gwen
I am a woman of contradictions and a believer that you can do anything in this world as long as you dare to be inspired.