Creative expression through the written word

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Two little words

Random topic of the day for Friday, January 20, 2017 is “Words I want to share with others.” Hmmmm…is that not the entire exercise of writing a blog? I guess for some writing a blog has many different meanings or at least their intent behind writing them is different but as my tagline on my blog says, “Creative expression through the written word” is my focus for┬ámy blogging.

It’s about me writing because I love writing. Its about me finding a way to express the thoughts and opinions that roll around in my head that I pretty much keep to myself among family and friends. Its about me learning about myself and acknowledging the life lessons as they come in a verbal format.

Do I think I am some super wise person that has some incredible insight to share with the world? No. Do I think there is something special about my thought processes or my way of communicating? No. So, what words do I want others to know?

Here it is in a small nutshell: I AM.

I am no more than my fellow-man and I am no less than them either. I am the teacher and the student. The lover and the fighter. The friend and the foe. I am an individual but I am also part of the all. I am equal to the worst in humanity and the best in humanity. I AM. But here is my secret and I gladly share it with you…..I AM but so are you! I own my identity but I see you and I choose to embrace you as the ALL too.

I think that is the thing people forget. They have a choice on how they choose to see things. It’s all a matter of perspective.

Words aligned with action

Do your actions match your words? Such a simple little question but it has so much behind it. For those who know me well, they can attest to the fact that I am a big fan of “saying what you mean and meaning what you say” but I think one of the things I’ve discovered about myself is that I am always looking to see if people’s actions match their words. 

I can’t tell you how many times as a mother and a spouse I’ve said, “it’s not about the words you say….show me the actions.” I really do wait to see if people’s actions match their words. For me it’s a matter of integrity. I’m not one to just spout of some words because I think they are appropriate. If I say it, you better believe I will do it. 

I have no problem holding myself to this level of accountability in most things but there are a couple issues in my life where I just can’t quite make my actions match my words and that is something I’m working on because I really want change in those areas of my life. 

However, when it comes to others I find I have very little tolerance for people who aren’t in alignment (intention, feeling, words and action all coming together). It makes me feel like they don’t respect me enough to be real with me. 

I guess it could be considered a way I judge people’s authenticity. So tell me… your words match your actions? 

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