A Lie Or Not?

64 thoughts on “A Lie Or Not?”

    1. Bless you for commenting in the way you did! I too am so DONE with words just being flung around not being meant, or words not taken at face value. I really do mean what I say and say what I mean. Tell me. Perhaps you can enlighten me. Why do people say “I am sorry” only to turn around and do the exact if not worse thing? I just don’t get it.

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    1. Thank you, Rob. I had a lot of help from Mother that day. She gave me azure blue sky, deep Oak red leaves, and red leaves on white snow. That makes the photographer’s job easy when conditions are perfect. 😘

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    1. Words are not meaningless to me, Drew, and that is THE main reason why I have worked years to condition myself on how to speak from a positive perspective. Thank you so much for stopping by. That means a lot!! Have a great day! 🤗

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  1. “I’m sorry” needs to be followed by “it won’t happen again” or words/thoughts to that effect. If not, forgiveness isn’t warranted, it’s permission for the person to do it again. I think “I’m sorry” had lost its meaning, as it has become just an awkward placeholder in conversation.

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    1. Thank you, Dan, for your added insights. I so agree with you. The words “I am sorry” when meant to me is a commitment not to do the hurtful act again. That is true forgiveness. And as I mentioned in my post, a lot of people say “I am sorry” just to get off the hook, never meaning the words at all. I miss the days that words and a handshake is all that it took. ☺️

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      1. Hello again Amy.
        I couldn’t help but comment again… because this strange phenomenon is occurring everywhere it seems. When I was growing up (not too long ago ;)) what we said (and how our actions backed up our words) meant more than simply keeping a promise. It was a reflection of ourselves as a human being. When someone said “sorry” it was sincere, along with the effort to try and not repeat the same mistake.

        My husband & I sometimes feel: have the “rules” suddenly changed and we don’t realise it?? Because the values instilled in us as children…they often don’t work in the present-day “real world.” Admittedly it it frustrating and sometimes can’t help but wonder why even bother?

        But…I’m also stubborn and refuse to compromise my true self. As you say, sometimes people around us don’t know what to make of it. But that doesn’t mean we should pretend to be something we are not.

        Apologies for the long comment. Wishing you and your family a wonderful day ❤

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      2. First of all, Takami, please do not ever apologize for the length of your comment. I have an open door policy here at my blog and if you feel led to leave a long comment, I welcome it! My husband and I both grew up learning “manners”. In fact, he still to this day pulls out my chair when I am ready to sit down to eat dinner. Manners and “thank yous” and sincerity seem to be very rare these days and I honestly just don’t understand it. Saying “I’m sorry” today for most is just another way to squirm off the hook without any kind of honest remorse for what was done. I have a philosophy that I apply to my life and it goes like this … no matter how low the other person gets, I will not lower my standards to retaliate in like fashion. I will remain calm. I will remain standing on Love. Now Tough Love is another story. I will not tolerate anyone putting me down or hurting me deliberately without them knowing exactly how I feel. Yet I will NOT state what is in my Heart in anger. Once I move into anger, I loose. That is another tidbit I live by. Oh yes it is hard to live like this, especially when tired or when the other person is pushing trigger buttons. I too refuse to compromise my “true self”. We must be the example in this world that is so lost in so many ways. Never pretend to be something you are not. If others do not understand that is not your problem. Keep on being you. Who knows? Someday you may finally get through to someone who doesn’t know the “higher way”. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! I do know what a difficult journey this can be for those of us who do not compromise. Much Love to you!! XOXO

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  2. I’ve been trying to figure this one out for a long time now…It stems from our disconnection from life. We are no longer interact, we just continue to escape and in doing so we lose track of what matters. Very frustrating but there is not much we can do except make ourselves the best that we can be and hope others catch on and do the same. I know I keep saying it, but these are tough times to live through! But we’re still here and breathing! Hugs my friend…VK ❤

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    1. All we can keep doing, VK, is speak Truth and mean what we say and say what we mean. Even if 99.99% of those around us are not being True to the Truth, that which is Love. I agree these are tough times, all of which have left me depleted due to me “feeling” the universal energy and how it affects this household. I just said on someone else’s blog … “Beam me up, Scotty!” LOL Hang in there, dear friend!! 😘

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    1. Oh yes, Eliza, talk is certainly both easy and cheap. I know that saying well. I just don’t understand how someone who says they are sorry can just turn around and do the same exact thing that they were sorry for in the first place. That doesn’t compute with me. Thank you for continuing this conversation. Bless you! 💞

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    1. Aw, thank you, Nico, so so much! Being sincere does have its down points. Most people play games. I however do not. I’m a straight shooter so to speak but I’ve taught myself to be that way. And those people who play games take offense to how I speak. Many Blessings to you in return, dear friend. You are so welcome! 💝

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  3. True, There is power in words, “Actions” “speak” Louder. LOVE is an Action. We are led by “emotion” and allow our “ego’s” to dictate our “behaviour”. We “apologise” so we can feel better about ourselves., to “disguise” Our negative ‘choices’. “Saying sorry” will not change the “past”……actions given with LOVE, Brighten the Future.
    Have a wonderful and uplifting day

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    1. Powerful words you gave to me, ones that I totally understand and agree with. Yes Love is an action! Personally I do believe in apologizing for something I did far from Love but then always then, follow what I said (I’m sorry) by action whereby Love is evident. I make it my personal goal to not repeat that which I did that hurt another. There is a time I have in mind where I hurt another because of the extreme amount of hurt (too many in my life had passed) held in my Heart. I literally broke in a million pieces. I then became as a child and lashed out. That occurrence fortunately has been rectified and that thank goodness does not happen a lot with me. Love is my MO. Just as you say it is a choice and it is an Action.

      Bless you for this incredible comment!! Thank you! 💖

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  4. Once upon a time, our word was in stone – This is a powerful reminder! What I mean is what I say – I often say. I am just learning to say less often so it is heard well. Sorry, Thank you, Dear, Love – these are the words that have become so redundant and often used to create some momentary effect. Or not taken seriously when most heartfelt. I too intend to stand by my words and receive them intently.

    Your beautiful photography provides a blissful background to the Truths you lay down so clearly and kindly – the leaves on the snow are like your words on the mind – beautifully strewn.

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    1. Oh, Prag, what a lovely comment. I thank you for continuing this conversation and for contributing to this invaluable subject matter. As long as there are those like you who walk their talk and who stand by what they value, there is still HOPE for this world to turn around from its descent into obvious insanity. I also thank you for your compliments with my photography. I’ve really been focused on composition …. the ALL that is contained within the frame and how it is presented. I LOVE what you said … “the leaves on the snow are like your words on the mind – beautifully strewn”. I do feel exactly that for what you write, you know. Our Truths are so needed to be heard in this chaotic mess of a world and if there are enough Voices like ours, people may actually take notice to begin their own Journey to Self.

      Much Love to you today. I am Blessed for having you in my life. 💞

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  5. Lovely and bright photos! Really enjoyed them – thank you! I know what you mean when you say something like “I’m sorry” you actually mean it. Lots of words like this have become watered down and casual unfortunately. Being authentic is rare, hard to find people who are actually mean what they say. Look at our politicians . . . enough said! Much love! Donna

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    1. Thank YOU for leaving this valuable comment, Donna. I encourage you to stay authentic in a world that knows not what authenticity is. Even if our politicians are far from what we would like them to be, is it not true that only our lives are we responsible for? I’m going to see those of us who do know the “higher way” as the ripple effect.

      Hope you had a good day. I managed to run out to get some “winter” shots. I was shocked to find out how out of shape I am hauling my heavy lens around. I’m sore! 😘

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  6. I have been ill off and on over the past few months! I have not visited or shared much! I am doing better, and I want to let you know that my love for you my sister never changes and all you have to do is send a picture my way, and I will write you a poem to go along with it! God bless you, Amy Rose!

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    1. Dearest Wendell, I am so sorry to hear you have not been feeling well!! You will now be kept in my Heart and prayers. You have my permission to right click on any image that stirs you that you would like to add words to. I would be more then honored to see the final outcome. God bless you, dear brother!! 💞💞💞

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  7. apologize, say hello, thank you etc …. must be natural, innate.
    Too many people do not know the meaning of these words perhaps because they have not been taught?
    when you pay attention on the street, in the shops, between acquaintances … try a little when you give something or you inform a person on the way he wants to follow, when you serve your children at the table. do you still hear people say thank you? (this is just one example among many others)

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    1. I happen to agree with you that people today were never taught manners or how to be sincere. Just today for example someone texted me, a person I did not know. That person had the wrong number and I graciously texted back that this was the wrong number. I didn’t even receive a thank you for doing that. Really? Yep.

      Hopefully we who know how to live life from a higher perspective will get some to take notice we do act differently. Perhaps our actions will teach them that to say thank you or to be sincere in an apology is whole lot better then the alternative. Thank you, Yoshimi, for the added thoughts. NICE!!! 😘

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  8. Beautiful words and photos, Amy. My mantra lately is “Please listen to what I say, not to what you think I said”. Maybe listening is a lost art now. I have had to repeat myself to so many people in my life because they only listen to the first couple of words. “I’m sorry” is often heard as just “I'” by people who don’t or won’t take the time to HEAR what you try to say. I love you, Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Listening is becoming a lost art because so many are plugged into their phone and the “verbal conversation” is not taking place. Thus the area of the brain that is specifically for listening is atrophying, or getting smaller, or even dying. Verbal conversation has become insane today and to be even understand has become a continual frustration. I Love you too, Angie. Don’t give up being heard. We all deserve to be heard! 💝

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  9. There is a whole new generation of wordless humans who prefer to say “you misunderstood”, “you are too sensitive”, “I was just kidding” or sometimes just ignore your earnest questions as to why certain behaviors were warranted. I, too, put a lot of weight into those precious words, “I’m sorry”. Some people it seems would rather have their to gues cut out than to say them. 😞 Such a simple thing that is so miraculous.

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    1. The words “I am sorry” are miraculous, Cheryl, I do agree. With them comes such relief and Peace. How so many words are just flung lightly around today without any thought or meaning to them. How sad. I remember when a handshake was all that it took to close a deal. I’m not too keen on this world as it is, yet who am I? Just another little pea in the pod so to speak. 😉

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