Mark Twain said “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” President Abraham Lincoln made a similar remark, saying “No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.”
Sometimes when we do something wrong or make a mistake, we are tempted to cover it up with a lie. The problem with that is we must then remember the lie to continue the cover up. And then we might have to tell additional lies to support the original dishonesty. So being truthful is not only the right thing to do. In the end, it is just plain easier.
Honesty is the best policy. Everybody gets to make mistakes. Remember that nobody expects you to be perfect. I’ll forgive your mistakes and I hope you will forgive mine. And in the end, we will all respect each other for telling the truth.