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5.10.2012

MEAN WHAT YOU SAY

I've got a few pet peeves.  Everybody does.  I've also got a list of things that seem stupid to me, qualities in a person that irritate me, or stuff that bugs me.  That list is long depending on the day!  But for now, I'll stick to spouting off about pet peeves.  Probably topping my list, the mother load of all, circled with a red pen and marked with asterisk, is not following through with what you say you will do, where you will be, or at what time such and such will occur.  It bristles with who I am.  It more than bristles, it angers me, and just hotly pisses me off.  It can instantly light my internal flame.   My Leo's dander and growl magnifies.  Why is that you ask?  I suppose because it makes me question someone's integrity and their cognizance of others.  There is a huge and profound link between what we say and what we do.  It's that whole out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks Biblical thing.  Mean what you say, and say what you mean.  If I don't mean it, aren't going to do it, never intend to follow through with it, I will NOT say it or imply it.  I don't speak in loose generalities.  I can go with the flow on many, many things.  I am bendable, flexible, adaptable.  But words are an extension of a person's character in audible form.  I will go so far as to put myself out, inconvenience myself, or bear a burden just to follow through with what I say I will do.  Oh yes, I might silently, or to those closest to me, complain from time to time, but I will do it.  Without a shadow of a doubt.  Words and visuals are just about the only outward markers we have of others.  It is both fair and unfair in that regard.  I have always liked the phrase, come hell or high water.  It is a definitive, clear and resolute statement.  It means I will not be moved no matter how hard it is.  I can be depended on.  Period.  That speaks volumes to me.  In a world where priorities can easily get off track and people live in very self-serving ways, it is refreshing and reassuring to give to others our mean-what-we-say lifestyle.  It's a love marker and a sign of deep respect to all we are in relationship with - humanity. 

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