By Vernalee
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
My father always said that… and I think I am fine.”
― Margaret Thatcher

Without question, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a way with words. It begs to ask, “Are you rock solid with your words or can a slight thrust of wind blow them and you away?” I thank you Mrs. Thatcher. Most definitely your words live on! But nobody can bring home a point for me like my Momma! Although my Mother never achieved Thatcher’s level of notoriety and political success, and for sure, she isn’t a preacher, but my Mother can bring the word! She can make you jump and shout Hallelujah before saying Amen! I may sound facetious, but I am serious! Momma told me years ago, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!” How many times in life have I considered a contrary path and those words came back to haunt me! Developing a conscientious conscience is the best invention since peanut butter and jelly! If your conscience talks to you and slaps you around, it’s time to make the crooked path straight. Guard your thoughts and words; tell the truth; keep your promises; watch your steps. Your character is very telling. It speaks just as loud as or louder than the utterance of your words. If your character lacks integrity, you may be figuratively destined for an orbit into outer space. As for me, I want to keep my feet on earth! Don’t you? Word!
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