What would you do if your best friend asked you to lie for him to prevent him from getting in trouble with the teacher?
Would you lie or would you be honest?
It can be hard telling the truth all the time, especially when you made a bad choice and don't want others to find out what you've done. Here's a story about someone who could have lied and no one would have known the difference. But something inside him wouldn't let him do anything but follow a path of...
THE HONEST WOOD CUTTER
A poor woodcutter accidentally dropped his axe into the river. He was very upset, as he had no money to buy another axe. Just then a fairy appeared in the river holding out a golden axe to him. "I found this axe in the river. Is this yours?"
"That's not mine", replied the woodcutter.
The fairy then brought out a silver axe.
"Is this axe yours?" asked the fairy.
"No," said the woodcutter.
Finally, the fairy held out a wooden axe. "Is this axe yours?" she asked.
Smiling with happiness, the woodcutter said, "That's mine. Thank you very much."
We have a chance to be honest every day...
While taking a spelling test.
Telling a neighbor you're the one who broke their window.
Eating ALL of your vegetables like your parents ask you to do.
What ways can YOU think of to be honest? Share with us in the comments below...
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