When I was younger, someone told me that honesty is the best policy, and I learned that the heard way. One night a bunch of my friends and I wanted to spend the night at one of my friend’s house. I knew my parents were not going to let me go to this friend’s house, so I ended up lying to them and telling them we were spending the night at someone else’s house. When we got to my friend’s house we started playing games and watching movies. My parents called my cell phone to check up on me but I did not hear it ring. Well, my parents called the house that I was supposed to be at and my friends and I were not there. The next day they acted as if nothing was wrong and asked if there was anything I wanted to tell them. I said no there was not. They told me they found out that I lied to them and I got grounded for a long time. Somehow parents always find out about the things we do wrong. Needless to say I did not do that again. Next year in college I will be able to use honesty when I am meeti...
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...hing in my power to get things back to the way they were before but it was just not happening. One morning when I was doing my devotional, I read in my devotional book that without God anything we try will fail. It was as if God said, “Here have a big piece of humble pie.” In college, humility will be a big part for me in that I will have to remember to ask for God to make me humble everyday. This, I believe, will further deepen my relationship with the Lord.
In conclusion, I will do my best to make sure that my character survives and that my morals stay the same. I will be honest when meeting new people to build a strong relationship with them. Hard work will be an everyday thing so that I may attain my goal. I will ask God to give me humility everyday. All in all, I hope that I will be able to live honorable life that will be an example for the people around me.
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