Show, Don’t Tell

Backing our mouths up with action.

Backing our mouths up with action.

Talking about making changes is easy; actually making the changes seems much more difficult.

In my marriage, in my friendships, as a mother, as a daughter, and in evaluating myself, I see the frustration that promises of change without action to back up the plan backfires…BIG TIME.

We are all too familiar with the Mahatma Gandhi quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I don’t think Gandhi was talking about sitting on our thumbs complaining about the problems and not taking steps toward the solution.

Instead of seeing problems, see solutions. See the solutions, then continue down that path until you’ve acted on the solutions. Don’t just tell me, show me!

Our world is moving at record pace, while many of us (myself included) watch all that is happening through a screen on a television, computer, or phone. We talk about it with our friends. We complain about it to our co-workers. We sit back, running our mouths and our fingers across the keyboard, but what do we DO?

So, whether your biggest fuss is with your waistline or the state of the economy, I’d like to challenge you to step beyond the talking phase and into the land of the doing.

Until next time, my friends…

Make it a great day,


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