I’m Fine….

I was taught not to tell lies. Thou shalt not lie or something similar says the Bible. If I lied, I got punished.

Sometimes, when I think on things, I think you know I’m not a bad person. I really don’t lie, I don’t cheat at games or business, I’m not a jealous person, I don’t scheme and I don’t really understand those that do. I’m not lazy – well not in most ways – I know how to put in a hard day’s work but I don’t go to the gymnasium much…. I don’t really ever think about wanting something as I have everything I want at least in terms of things – if not a lot more than I really need. I have broken a few commandments but ones like killing, coveting, and so on not broken.

And then my mind wanders a bit and comes back to that thought about telling lies. Of course i have lied. Over and over and over again like everyone else. Every time that I said I was fine, when I wasn’t. Every time I told someone don’t worry when I did. We all do it. We lie. To save the other person some grief. My Mum used to call this fibbing or white lies. But they are lies.

Life is weird isn’t it if you think on it.

Don’t lie.

Don’t let anyone know how much you hurt. Cos, I’m fine. Even when I’m not.

I lied.

And you do too. Don’t you?

2 thoughts on “I’m Fine….

  1. I used to, but as of one year eight months ago, I stopped and let the pieces fall where they may.

    When it comes to “How are you?”, my standard reply was, “I’m fine.” even when I wasn’t or even when I was excited about life. I figured they’re not asking to know; they’re asking to have something to say.

    Now, I tell the truth. Sometimes it’s, “I’ve had better days.” But most of the time it is, “Awesome.” or “I’m alive and well.”. Even when I hobbled around after I drove the spike into my foot, I was grand. Why? As I told those who had asked, “I’m a writer. Every event, good or bad, is an opportunity to learn.”

    So, since you’ve asked. Today, I am excellent. Feeling amazing. All I’ve got is this moment. I’ll take it and run with it.

    I hope this moment is good for you. Be kind to your future self and you’ll reap the rewards.


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