I knew a man many years ago who would say “I love my son, I love my child; he means the word to me.” But he didn’t show up for his visits and he didn’t send birthday cards or Christmas gifts. He didn’t have any idea who his son’s teachers were or what his daily routine was like. So even though his words said “I love you,” his actions said “I could care less about you.”
Just as communication is key, actions speak louder than words – you’ve heard both of those before. And both are so true. So don’t be a liar, liar, pants of fire. Don’t say one thing and have your actions reflect something else. Think about this in your home with your children and your sweetheart; think about this with your co-workers or employees. Think about this with your friends. Be true to your words.
Show the people in your life how precious they are. Show them you’re not a false friend. Actively engage in finding out what’s going on in their life, their world, their mind, their friendships and their dreams. You will be rewarded with deeper friendship, healthier relationships and happier kids. And you will find a deeper joy in return. Just a thought.