Sunday, May 17, 2009

5 Weeks to Ironman

Cynthia from Oasis Writing Link (OWL) bestowed The Honest Scrap award on me. Here is the definition:
This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant. This award is about bloggers who post from their heart, who oftentimes put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul.
I am very honored to receive such a nice award. I always try to be honest in everything I do, and that includes in my writing on this blog. It is my belief that that God has commanded us to be honest in all our dealings, and this is what I strive to do.

President Gorden B. Hinckley, former president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has this to say about honesty in this article:

The thirteenth Article of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints affirms that “we believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men.”

We cannot be less than honest, we cannot be less than true, we cannot be less than virtuous if we are to keep sacred the trust given us. Once it was said among our people that a man’s word was as good as his bond. Shall any of us be less reliable, less honest than our forebears?

Those who are living the principle of honesty know that the Lord does bless them. Theirs is the precious right to hold their heads in the sunlight of truth, unashamed before any man. On the other hand, if there be need for reformation in any member of this Church, let it begin where we now stand.

Brothers and sisters, the Lord requires his people to be honest. May we desire with all our hearts to be honest in all our relationships and in all the things that we do. God will help us if we seek the strength that comes from him. Sweet then will be our peace of mind and our lives. Blessed will be those with whom we live and associate. And God will bless and guide us with his loving care.

I know that being honest will lead to a much happier life. I always get so frustrated when I watch movies or read books where the main conflict is caused by one of the characters being dishonest and it ends up causing more trouble than it's worth.

Along with this award, I'm supposed to list 10 honest things about myself, and to tell you the truth :) I don't know what to say. I'm hoping I can get some input from you readers as to what I should write. Do you have any questions you'd like to ask me or anything you think would be interesting to know? I can't promise I will answer any question, but most questions I will. Just leave the question in the comments area, and I'll also be thinking about it. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Colleen, I see you posted your award!!! I'm late because I didn't see the post...I've been following your training...incredible. Good luck on the Ironman. xx