I love Anthony Hamilton's song "Her Heart." It is an emotional song where a man admits that he has habitually messed up in his relationship, but the hurt he sees in his lover's eyes helped him turn things around.
The thing I find most beautiful about the song is the man's honesty:
I had a habit of messing up
Staying out late and getting drunk
I let you down a thousand times
it´s like I ran away from you
My career was my excuse
Until I saw you 'bout to
drown in your own tears
And as you cried in my arms
You woke up my heart
And I saw again what I found in you
Cuz her heart, her heart wont let me lose her
No matter how I try
I just can´t say goodbye and lose her
The lesson: At all costs, be honest. Many times public relations professionals are called in to fix problems or are asked to stretch the truth to help a client. Our position should always be one of honesty. We should expect that from our clients and encourage them to be honest at all times.
This is a video from Anthony Hamilton's first trip to South Africa. It's a powerful piece. Pay attention to the honest emotion he gives during his performance of "Her Heart."
Honesty - here it is again.