My Motto From Now On

Happy New Year everyone,

The beginning of the new year is always a time of reflection for me and though I'm not really a fan of New Year Resolutions, I have been planning what I want to accomplish in 2008. In trying to fulfill those goals, I have one motto for myself- actions speak louder than words. In order to succeed, I believe following this concept is essential. I was also thinking of a few people who might consider these words as well.

To our dear politicians, particularly the ones aspiring for a presidential bid this year (already, they have begun the name-calling, mud-slinging and finger-pointing in their campaigns)- actions speak louder than words. If you honestly believe you have achieved what it takes to be the president of the United States of America, you don't need to point out the inadequacies of somebody else, unless you are trying to draw attention away from yourself.

To O, who is going to be eight this year, I want him to know that self-respect and integrity can be achieved when actions speak louder than words. You can be anything you want to be, but you have to prove it to yourself first.

For anyone listening who cares how they impact those around them- actions speak louder than words. I wish you a happy, fulfilling new year.