It's Not What You Say. It's What You Do. 

By Tenley Hardin

Words have power; they carry weight. One moment, they can inspire and the next belittle. But as pervasive as words can be, they got nothing against action.
 
We declare our desires to the world. But we attract what we want because of who we are and what we do.
 
We use words to express love and communicate our thoughts. But it’s the little things—a random hug, cleaning the bathroom without being asked, and giving flowers when it’s not expected—that remind others how to love. Love walks the walk.
 
We can demand respect. Command it even. But it doesn’t hold a candle to exemplifying kindness, listening hard, and appreciating someone else’s opinion, despite how different it may be.
 
How many times have you told someone to do something only to find that it’s not done?
 
It’s not what you say. It’s what you do. 
 
Doesn’t it just fry you that some people in your life aren’t more respectful, communicative, or disciplined?
 
It’s not what you say. It’s what you do. 
 
And what about that dream? The one you talk about endlessly to those you trust?
 
It’s not what you say. It’s what you do.
 
I once heard a mother scream to her children, “Stop yelling!!!” The other day a teacher complained to me how disorganized and unfocused her students seemed to be, as she stood next to her desk that looked like it had been ransacked by wolves. 
 
It’s not what you say. It’s what you do. 
 
We learn best by seeing the action and then performing or embodying it. When we live our desires, we inspire others to do the same. So the next time we want something for ourselves or others, let’s stop, take a deep breath, refrain from speaking, and truly “BE the change we wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

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Healthy, Clear, Vulnerable Communication is EVERYTHING.