June POWerful Word – HONESTY – Week 4

Have you ever heard the expression “honesty is the best policy?” What do you think that means (i.e. honesty pays off, right thing to do)? Is it true– is honesty always best? Sometimes,
believe it or not, honesty is not the best choice. For instance, when we receive a present and we don’t like what we got, is it best to say, “I think this is ugly?” Why isn’t honesty the best policy in this case (i.e. it hurts someone’s feelings, it doesn’t show gratitude)? Have you ever received something that you didn’t like? What should you do in that situation (i.e. say thank you)? Is it dishonest to plan a surprise party and not tell the “guest of honor” about it? Why is this different? Have you ever planned a surprise? How do we know when it’s OK to not tell (i.e. all in good fun, when you know your parent would agree, safety/ fairness isn’t in question).

If you have time: What should you say if someone makes you a meal and you don’t like it? Why?