Actions really do speak louder than words

We say we are advanced and civilized, but our actions often speak otherwise. We say we are humane and caring, yet we witness cruelty and heartache on almost a daily basis. We say we want to be better at what we do in our lives, yet sometimes we do nothing to change our reality, other than talking about it a little more. If we are to change anything in our world it is great to talk about how we can help. Yet nothing ever changed from talking, only the action that followed it made the difference.

I am not saying that talking isn’t important, it is. In fact, it is the beginning of action but is only relevant, only powerful and only does the effort; time and momentum built from talking become valuable if it is followed by action. Dr Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream speech’ would never have resonated through time had people not had the courage to act on it. John F Kennedy’s speech of ‘we choose to go to the moon’ speech would have been typical political posturing had the people behind the scenes spent years experimenting to make the unbelievable possible.

It is great to talk. It is great to discuss. It is important to have your say and listen to others. But be the one that makes the transition from thinking it can happen, to making it happen. Have a creative day.


7 thoughts on “Actions really do speak louder than words

  1. Great challenge in here — ‘it can happen, to making it happen’! I have my share of small successes just because I will to make it happen.

    Is that a robot in my reading space? Happy to see that it still need words and thoughts.

    I like the contrast of pink and gray; fragile and sturdy in that bubble photo.

    Thanks to Mr. moon and the birdies for my smile 🙂


  2. Another post that makes one stop and really think. You should put your posts together and make them into a book…every day you write such amazing inspiring and motivating blogs! I enjoy them so much and I thank you for sharing your thoughts and words with us. 🙂 You really do inspire me! 🙂 My fav pix are: I LOVE the whole second row! 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, you do not know how much your words mean to me. That second row is full of magic!

      Have a wonderful day, take care Alan.


  3. Words and actions are two kinds of emotional behaviors. It is ironic that some people are always talking. But they are doing nothing. As a consequence, I completely agree with the statement:” Actions speak louder than words”. Anyone can talk the talk however few walk the talk. You know what I mean??
    I feel that it has become all too common is society these days for people to say things when they really are not thinking that there will be any recourse at all for their empty words. My Mother used to call it Diahria of the mouth…….. I have been quilty of this too. 😦


  4. Hi Alan, I hope that all is well in your corner of the world. 🙂 I wrote this little poem to let you know that we miss you here in blogland. 🙂

    I said a little prayer for you…
    And sent it on it’s way.

    I hope that you feel better
    Each and every day.

    I miss your inspiring words…
    And just wanted you to know

    Take care and be blessed
    On every path you go. 🙂


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