Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Daily Tea: Live By Example

“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”
Oliver Goldsmith, Irish writer/poet

As I grow older, I have tried my best to resist the urge to jump into advice mode when talking to friends. I give great advice most of the time. I have a knack for it. However, talk can be cheap. I would rather live by example. I'm not perfect. None of us are. We can only strive to live the best lives we can and hope to get it right. Be seen more than you are heard. Think of what you would say to someone and instead put those words into action. Practice what you preach. In the end, you'll find yourself preaching less often.