My friend Anna mentioned on Facebook that something was easier said than done (I don't remember what). So our mutual friend Tom took the idea for a question of the day on his Facebook page.
I'm stealing the whole thing and using it for a blog post.
In recompense, I will tell you to read Tom's blog (Anna doesn't have one, so she gets nothin). In my sidebar is a link to Flavory Llama. His writing is sharp and he is very funny. My favorite is the post about the toupee.
Now, with that done...
Wouldn't it be nice if some things were as easy to do as to say? I suppose the only time this might happen is in the case of legalese. They have a complicated and confusing way of saying "sign the paper."
But in general it's easier to say than to do something.
If only cleaning my house were as easy as saying "I'm gonna clean my house".
If only letting go of something (the past, a grudge, a child) were as easy as saying "I'm letting it go".
If only faith were as easy as saying "I'm trusting God with that."
The Bible says to let our yes be yes and our no be no.
What if "I'll call you; we'll do lunch" meant that I would really call and set up a lunch date?
What if "I'll pray for you" meant that I actually prayed, regularly, for you.
Sometimes we say things just because it is so much easier than doing. We still get a little credit. It shows our good intentions, after all.
But what if we started doing the things we say we will? Either that or stop saying so much.