Travel Truth

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain

I couldn't decide what to write about for my T post today. I thought about Travel and I thought about Truth, then I came upon the quote by Twain and was amused to find he combined the two into one pithy comment.

So, a few quick words about each.

TRAVEL: I would love to travel, but have never had much opportunity, which is why I was stumped when trying to devise a travel post. My wish list for travel destinations is the U.K., Italy, Australia, and Japan. It seems travel will definitely be in my future though, as my daughter and son-in-law will be moving to Peru this summer. South America was not on my destination list but, "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" (Proverbs 19:21).

TRUTH: In my H post for the Blogging A-Z Challenge, I related a story about honesty. I find honesty and truth to be tightly twined concepts. Telling the truth involves being honest, and being honest requires one to be truthful. My husband and I recently felt compelled to tell the truth to someone about one of those "elephant in room" situations. We paid a price for telling the truth and hurt was part of the fallout. He and I have no regrets about telling the truth, and despite the hurt, peace and relief also resulted. Moral of the story? Let truth prevail.

T is done, now it is time to move onto the letter U.

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  1. Peru, wow! You have to visit the Machu Picchu...

    1. I'm sure I'll make it there on one of the visits of the several I am sure I'll take.

  2. That's a great Mark Twain quotation, and scarily true, too! Travel to Peru sounds lovely. I lived in Venezuela many, many years ago, and I still dream about it from time to time.

    As for truth, Martin Luther King knew what he was talking about when he said "The Truth Will Set You Free." Such a difficult lesson to learn, though, and it takes courage. Good for you and your husband for finding that courage.

    1. Thanks, so much for your encouragement. It wasn't easy.