“Life is too short for us to spend the whole time only thinking. We need to do something as well.”
– Ike Amadi (Do Something! p. 1)
My younger sister walked into the house and I observe the plaster on her right hand. I didn’t make any comment. She greeted me and I tacitly welcomed her back home.
“You didn’t even ask after me,” she said.
“Ah, I checked your room upon my return but didn’t see you,” I said. “How did you know I didn’t ask after you?” I asked, puzzled.
“If you did, I’d have known from your reaction,” she answered. “You didn’t even notice my return. Ike, you didn’t miss me.”
Oh dear. I actually did miss the young lady. And actually checked her room, but never bothered to call to find out where she was, nor did I ask anyone at home about her whereabouts. I basically inferred she was safe wherever she was.
After that incident, I decided that I was going to do something with every thought of mine.
If I am thinking it, then I must be doing it. My action should confirm my thoughts and decisions.
If I mean something, then it must show via my actions. No more trying to defend my inaction. Let my action speak.
Miss someone? Call them. That’s the only way to show you truly miss them.
Who do I currently miss? Hmm
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