For the past few days, I was thinking of my topic for my blog this week. Apparently, I was really blessed because after what I’ve experience yesterday, I garnered a wonderful topic to tell in this blog today. 🙂
An old adage says “Honesty is the best policy.” I grew up telling this message when they were asking me what my favorite quote is. I thought honesty is as simple as that. So easy to tell but so hard to test.
Yesterday afternoon, my boyfriend asked me to accompany him in an ATM because he wants to change his ATM’s PIN code. So we go to the nearest ATM we know (LRT Anonas). There, we waited in line because someone (a gay) was using it. Our turn arrived but not so long, I saw this money came out in the said machine. I hurriedly called the one who used the machine before us. Luckily, she/he never leave the said premise early. Unfortunately, before she/he even touch the said money, it goes back inside the machine. I told her to just report the case to the respective bank. But before she left, she checked her atm card and there, she found out that her balance was really deducted. She thanked us after which.
Another case was when I was inside this jeepney going home. Because the jeepney was really jam-packed, passengers will really sit uncomfortably. I sat in the middle of two women. After thirty minutes and so, the one on my left side goes down and so I decided to move left. I felt something bulging in my back and not long, I’ve touched something hard. I hurriedly got it and there, I saw a cellular phone. I know it’s not mine and so I easily told the conductor of the jeepney that the said lady left her cellphone. Good thing, she never crossed the road easily. Her cellphone was returned.
Too much of the day, I felt so overwhelmed. It was a day to remember. I know I was being tested. Specifically, my honesty was challenged. I was blessed that I passed the case twice. What I felt was a sudden gladness that after my tiresome hours in the office, I’ve helped someone in my own simple way.
Proudly, I was never blinded by this scenario wherein I should have got those things that was never really mine. Honesty really counts. I was raised to be a good daughter even though I failed my parents in some ways. But that doesn’t mean I would be that bad lady who will just get what she doesn’t need to have. Those simple acts of honesty is really good. I worked hard to earn money. I can work if I need it. I am not a techy-savvy, either. I don’t need things too much. So, if something is not our’s, then return it to its owner–this is a simple rule in life.
Honesty pays. I am not rich literally but I know how to use my honesty. I can be rich by living what my parents taught me when I was young. Sometimes, there are instances in life that God wants to test our honesty. It was a great challenge to fulfill. But once you know, who you really are, and how are you created, you will know that being honest is as easy as answering 1 + 1. Be honest everyday. 🙂