March 23, 2010

You Are What You Do

The other day I heard someone say, "You are what you do." They were quoting someone, but I'm not sure who it was. However, I do know that those words spoke to me quite a bit.

"You are what you do."

You are your actions. Don't think that your behaviour isn't a representation of who you are, because in many cases it is the only representation of who you are. People judge you and form opinions of you based on your actions, so keep that in mind next time you're contemplating doing something rude or hateful.

Do you want to be a kind, thoughtful, generous person?
Hold the door open for the stranger walking behind you. Say please and thank you. Share what you can, be it time, money or possessions.
Do you want to be a happy and welcoming person?
Let yourself open up to others. Smile. Laugh as often as you can.

Think of who you want to be, and then act accordingly.
Just keep in mind, "You are what you do."

1 comment:

  1. I love this thought :D
    and it is so simple yet so true. you are what you do.
    every little action gets noticed by someone, even when you think noone is watching... :D
    great words to live by


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