The Value of Honesty When thinking of a topic to write about this month, I saw that Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is on Feb. 12. This led me to think about what the former president did for our country and what he represents. Of course, I’m referring to the name given to him: Honest Abe. During his time working as a clerk in a New Salem store, whenever he realized he had accidentally given someone the wrong amount of change, he would close the shop and take them the correct amount, no matter how far he had to walk. Lincoln went to great lengths to live an honest life and was known to be honest and straightforward during his career as a lawyer. He’s even known to have said, “Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.” Honesty is one of the best qualities to have in life. It’s important in relationships, work, family, school, and everything in between. When you’re honest with yourself and the people around you, it's far easier to enjoy a meaningful life. Often, when people lie, they’re trying to cover up their mistakes or shortcomings, which can lead to an increase in anxiety and emotional strain.
God, the ultimate triumph of the right, and the overthrow of wrong.” His life continues to inspire people to be as sincere as he was. Considering all the good things honesty brings led me to think about the people who work at Eversole Law Firm. Everyone who works here is a person of integrity who prides themselves on being the best they can be for our clients. I’m blessed to have such hard-working people with me on a daily basis. One staff member I want to mention is Debbie Rogers, who is retiring this year. Debbie has been my right arm for the past 15 years, and while I’ll miss her dearly, I’m so happy to have spent those years working with her. Thank you, Debbie; thank you for honest and dedicated work all these years — wishing you all the best in the years ahead with your family.
Considering all the good things honesty brings led me to think about the people who work at Eversole Law Firm.
The people in your life will grow to trust and respect you when you’re honest with them and yourself. Your self-confidence and self-respect will increase, which will reflect on how you present yourself and your work. Lincoln was living proof of this; he was a well-respected man before and after he became president. Leonard Swett, a close friend of Lincoln, stated, “He believed in the great laws of truth, the right discharge of duty, his accountability to
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