When I visited my blog tonight to start writing this post, I was shocked that it has been 3 years since my last posting. All I could think was, wow a lot has happened in three years.
I’m re-entering the blogosphere for two reasons: 1) I want to write down all my thoughts on what I’ve learned in life these past three years, so that hopefully the lessons can also help someone else out there. And hey, maybe by reading this you won’t have to learn the hard way. 2) I don’t want to forget what I’ve learned, in order that I can pass along the wisdom to my children someday.
The first lesson that I learned is Actions are Stronger Than Words in this life. When your head, your heart and your gut are at odds with one another, and you feel as though you might be in a twister because you just can’t seem to make sense of another human being, trust in their actions. Their actions will quickly show what priority you take in their life.
I read a wonderful fiction book recently and in the last section of the book, the author has a brief note to readers. Here she states: “All of these decisions illustrate character, because I always think that action is the best way to show character– as in life” (Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline). I wholeheartedly agree.
I’ll leave you with another quote from a famous author on actions:
What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take Away: Make sure your words and actions are consistent and your life will be more authentic and filled with true joy and happiness.