As I devoured a couple pieces of Dove chocolate last night (Confession: Before Dinner), I took a second to read the famous sayings on the inside of the wrappers. One, in particular, hit me in the face.
Don’t talk about it,
just be about it.
Does this not describe our generation?
We love to talk about problems. Our problems, your problems, our friend’s problems, our family’s problems, our boss’ problems, and so on.
We love to give our opinion. However harsh, rude, or unwelcome it may be sometimes.
We love to talk about getting together with our friends and acquaintances. We like to make it seem as if we have made an effort not to be anti-social, at least.
We love to talk about starting that new hobby. Playing a new instrument, developing our hidden skill of knitting, redecorating the guest bedroom, or cleaning out the junk in the closet.
We love to say we are going to change. We are going to eat healthier or be happier. We are going to be there for our friends. We are going to work on not reacting so quickly.
We say we are going to call our Grandparents more. . . or take that vacation.
We say a LOT of things, people. Do we ever really accomplish anything before it’s too late, though?
Quite frankly, it’s hard to hear over all the babbling.
Instead of talking — debating ideas, complaining about our problems, chattering about a new thing to try, gossiping about everybody’s business, and posting every detail of your life on social media — Let’s start doing.
Live. Your. Life. Don’t just talk about it.
Set goals. Meet goals. Analyze. Change. Forget. Focus. End things. Begin others. Stop wallowing. Start working.
P.S. You don’t have to tell everyone all about it, either.
P.P.S. Eat that Dove chocolate; it might have something to say to you.
Photo creds: Yours truly.