Don't Lie - Today is National Honesty Day!
There are times we’ve all be less than truthful - to avoid hurting someone’s feelings or to stay out of trouble. The truth, however, always surfaces.
Today is National Honesty Day, which is set aside to raise awareness about the importance of being honest. According to several internet sites, the day was established by M. Hirsh Goldberg, an author and former press secretary to a governor of Maryland.
The founder of National Honesty Day, celebrated each year on April 30 as a way to encourage honesty in the workplace and the marketplace and to honor the honorable, has called for a nationwide emphasis this coming year on honesty to prevent the increasing examples of lying and fraud that are harming society and damaging our nation's quality of life.
M. Hirsh Goldberg, former press secretary to a governor of Maryland and author of five books, established National Honesty Day in the early 1990s after spending four years researching and writing The Book of Lies (Morrow), which has been translated into Japanese, Korean and Chinese. National Honesty Day is now listed in Chase's Calendar of Events, a repository of special occasions found in most public libraries. April 30 was selected, said Goldberg, because April begins with a day dedicated to lying and should end on a higher moral note.
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