As I negotiate through the labyrinth of daily interactions, I am constantly aware of the age-old axiom that actions will always speak louder than words. This was brought even closer to the forefront of my consciousness, recently, when I read the daily blog from Seth Godin entitled: Saying vs. Doing.
“The problem with words is that they easily lose their meaning,
say something often enough and it becomes a tic, not an expression
of how you really feel. Not only that but words rarely change things.
Actions do.” (Seth Godin - November 18th, 2015)
In other words, actions are the “proof in the pudding” (to quote another old proverb) because it is your (your organizations/companies) behavior that tells the real story.
I have learned over time to celebrate my authentic self - the real me - by speaking my truth. Now I am realizing that acting my truth is just as essential in communicating the genuine me.
Which for a writer who literally spends hours formulating, revising, playing with words in her head, before actually getting anything written, is, at the very best, a conundrum of fairly large proportions.
I can only hope that my carefully crafted words in these blog posts reflect my thoughtful, everyday actions.
Please remember #Giving Tuesday is tomorrow. DRC would greatly appreciate your charitable contribution, which will go directly towards our innovative programs for young people, throughout St. Lawrence County, who are seeking to take charge of their education.
If you would like to read about our accomplishments over these past few months, you can find our funding appeal letter on our website.
There are several ways you can donate: The PayPal button on the website, where you can use your credit card and choose a one-time donation or become a sustaining donor by setting up a monthly contribution. Or, you can send a check to Deep Root Center, PO Box 424, Canton, NY 13617.
Please let us know if you are offering this donation as a gift in honor or memoriam of a friend or family member. We will be sure to recognize them in our thank you letters.
Deep Root Center (Whole Learners, Inc.) is a NYS Not-for-Profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
You can also contribute to DRC indirectly through Amazon Smile or iGive as you shop for holiday gifts. Just click the above links and choose Whole Learners, Inc as your charitable organization. Thank you!
In case you missed last weeks profile of Paul Hetzler, you can find it here. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s profile of Karen Gagne, the “Prez.”