Do you ever stop and think about just how much words affect people’s lives? They can encourage, hurt, motivate, fluster and even inspire people to accomplish great things. What many people fail to realize though, is that words are just that; words. They need an action before they become meaningful. What I mean is that you can say that you are going to open your own restaurant one day or work hard to become a career fire fighter, but if you do not actually take physical steps and work at accomplishing those goals, then they are just simply meaningless words.
This quote really resonates with me because I would not be where I am today without the help of a lot of people in my life. I can say ‘thank you’ as much as I want, but this quote really helps me remember that being grateful (without any action) is just not enough. It is important that I continue to make positive actions every day that show the people who have helped me along the way that I truly am grateful and thankful for their support and guidance. I have not forgotten them.
Today just take a minute to think about the people in your life who have helped you get to where you are at. Think about how grateful you are for them and where you would be if they were not in your life. Now do something (yes, an action) that shows them that you appreciate everything they have done for you. It does not need to be something big (small actions are powerful too) but something to thank them without using the words “thank you”.
Sooner than later,