Today we are to find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and write about it.
When everything is said and done, there is usually more said than done. -author unknown
Communicating is very important. Words carry meanings and tell others of our intentions. Words are powerful. If all wars were traced back to their beginnings, words would be the culprit.
As we get the weight off, those who follow up on their words are the successful ones. Those who just talk about it for the most part, are not so successful. This is a part of the process however. We do tire of those who go on and on, back and forth, up and down, and never really accomplish much. It's like the boy who cried wolf. After a time, nobody listened, and when there really was a wolf - bad news - still no one listened.
I do think if a blogger bothers us we just should let them go on their merry way. It doesn't take too long to determine how serious a blogger is. They are full of sound and fury signifying nothing - is that Shakespeare? I forget. Yet, I always think this is a part of their process of getting to the point of getting serious and doing rather than saying. It would seem they would get tired of blogging and not having anything positive or productive to blog about. It's no big deal to me if it's obvious they aren't serious. Whatever.
Those who are progressing inspire me the most - the ones whose struggles make them stronger when they get it together again. I like to learn from the people I follow. There's a bond among the ones who regularly visit and comment back and forth. I even learn from the "sandbox" bloggers - let's all just have fun. I learn how not to approach this. It becomes more clear to me how we can fool ourselves without much effort. If nothing else, we get a blog topic from the ones who drive us up the virtual wall.
How do you use your words? Do we consider what we say before hitting that final keystroke? I am not in this for myself only. I don't get angry when others are obviously messing around and want a circle of enablers - whatever. I am not insulted by the shortcomings of others. In my daily OA reading the other day the topic was about our friends and how we search and search for people who are perfect - no defects. Most of my friends have something annoying about them to me. I overlook those imperfections as best I can because as unlikely as it may be, I probably have a shortcoming or two myself :-) "The woods would be silent indeed if only the birds sang who sang best " - I don't think I have that exactly right but you get my point.