Actions speak louder than words, but words should define our actions. All too often, they don’t. All too often, words slide off a silver tongue and only hurt.
The water we drink doesn’t originate at the tap; it has to come from a source. Words are like water; they have to flow from somewhere. I believe they come from the heart. I, also, believe words, like a stream, can get muddied up along the way. If that happens, then the words we speak do not define our actions.
We learn to use words to manipulate a situation in order to get something. We learn to use words to pacify and patronize. We learn to use words to lie, to misrepresent or mislead. We learn to muddy the stream.
I can tell you what I believe by my words, but I’d rather show you what I believe by my actions.