Consistency speaks louder than words and actions

Consistency speaks louder than words and actions - photo by FNM

Consistency speaks louder than words and actions – photo by FNM

“Actions are louder than words; as is consistency. Blend the two together and you have the truth of that moment, of that person, of that character.” – FNM

I saw a quote that stated “I don’t believe what you say. I believe what you do.”  At first impulse I wanted to ‘like’ the Facebook post, but then I paused and remembered that I know many individuals who speak and act differently, but their words are actually true to their thoughts (even if not portrayed through their actions).

This pause made me want to underline how consistency in actions and words is much more essential to finding the truth than solely looking at actions and words.

Sometimes people may say things they believe, but not have the impulse to apply them. They could refrain due to an issue in their life we don’t know about or it could be that they merely take words and what they say lightly (giving it no weight whatsoever).

Either way, their true person, character or way of behaving and/or reacting in a particular moment will come out through their consistent actions and words.

It isn’t merely because an individual says one thing and does another; or acts one way, but doesn’t speak it that will (or could) unfold their person and who they are. It is through the years of getting to know them, being around them, noticing the little things they do or don’t do, say or don’t say.

Empathy, willingness to look farther than your subjective views and ways, no outlines and no expectations is what can make a blind person see.  Anything else is a veiled truth created by one’s own subjective views and schemes.

Thank you for the spark that lit my writer’s fire on this day through your lovely shares A Beautiful Mess Inside via Quotes And Sayings.


Do you turn the pages to enjoy the read of your life?

Inspired by a FB post made by my dear friends @ChargingLIFE.  Thanks guys!

Life's pages to read and turn - photo by FNM

Life’s pages to read and turn – photo by FNM

“Getting stuck on one part of your life is like living in stagnant mode. Don’t allow the pebbles along the road to chain you down and drown you from seeing the beauty that surrounds you in life. Learn from it, turn that page of your life, and keep walking.” – FNM

Making the best from what life throws at you is not the only option we have, but it is one of the best options for those who wish to live fulfilling and happy lives.

We all want answers; sometimes we get them and sometimes we don’t. What’s important is how you choose to live the life you do have and to find comfort and strength from yourself, loved ones and the beauties that do exist on this planet and in this life form.

We can choose to focus our attention on those so-called ‘negatives’; after all, it is our life and therefore a personal choice.  It’s just sad to think that someone chooses to live a painful existence versus appreciating the goodness they do have, including themselves.

Do you turn the pages to enjoy the read of your life?

Thanksgiving Week and Gratitude

This week started with my Thanksgiving Week and Thankfulness post.  On this second day of thanks I would like to express my gratitude to my blog readers, fb and twitter followers, to my LinkedIn groups, and other online readers who make the words I write hold meaning, who help make my dreams come true and who support my efforts;  and of course to my loved ones too, who also support me on this endeavor and journey. 

Flowers of Appreciation - photo by FNM (luna12780)

“Significance is given by the individual, but when trying to share ideas and feelings, make a statement, a difference, to reach out to others; these all require the receiving side if they are to hold value.  If it weren’t for writers expression would not exist, but if it weren’t for readers there would be nothing to express.”

Thank you for giving my words meaning beyond my own; may they be received and assist in the way I hope(d) they would and should.


A Truly Meaningful Life

“make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Reason and Human Existence

“Reason, man’s blessing is also his curse; it forces him to cope everlastingly with the task of solving an insoluble dichotomy.  Human existence is different in this respect from that of all other organisms; it is in a state of constant and unavoidable disequilibrium.  Man’s life cannot “be lived” by repeating the pattern of his species; he must live.  Man is the only animal that can be bored, that can feel evicted from paradise.  Man is the only animal who finds his own existence a problem which he has to solve and from which he cannot escape.” – Erich Fromm, The Sane Society