as a mother, i feel like i am constantly asking "why doesn't anyone listen to me?". i am beginning to realize the answer is "because you talk to much". perhaps if i only asked things to be done once, they would get done. maybe if i say less, it will make what i do say that much more important.
these days, we waste so much, we take so many things for granted. the two things that we waste the most-words and time aren't given the consideration they deserve. they go hand in hand. how much time would we save if we spent less time talking about ourselves, the lives of others, the things we could do, the things we want to do, things that need to be done? that time could be spent doing the things we talk about.
most of the things we say are meaningless. wouldn't the world be a better place if politicians spent less time telling us how they will fix things and actually started fixing them? wouldn't it be better if we stopped talking about helping those in need and instead spent that time taking a blanket to a homeless person? the time i spend on the phone with my mom complaining about how my children hate me? that time could be spent hugging my children.
"silence is golden." "actions speak louder than words." "one picture is worth a thousand words." these are common phrases, but again, they are just words that we say but never listen to. how many words have you wasted today? how many words did i waste just by writing this?
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