By: Tulip Green
September 26, 2013
SOMETHING IS BAD WRONG WITH TULIP GREEN! It is 2:30 am and I am not in my “favorite bed” cutting those wonderful ZZZZZZZZ’s.
It was strange, I was watching television last night and all of a sudden the Hubby said, “Hey woman, it is time to go to bed”! I didn’t think anything about it until I noticed it was 9:30 pm. My program was half over and I was mad at myself for just “falling asleep in the middle of it”. Well, let’s face it, if you are sleepy then go to bed.
As you can see, that did not work because here I am writing you my “tale of woe”! My eyes just “popped open” and I just knew I would turn over and go back to sleep but NO, not me. Now here I am up in the middle of the night telling you my problem; just like you could do anything about it.
I thought while I am up I will just use this time wisely. I got out a letter from a friend who sent me an article she read in her little weekly newspaper. It was titled “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS”. I thought to myself maybe that is why I woke up this morning so early. I needed to read this because lately, since it is fall, I have been just drifting along; really not doing anything constructive. I have written a few notes to a friend who has a health problem. I have asked you people out there for prayers for her but I think fall is a strange time of the year.
I JUST DON’T WANT TO DO ANYTHING. I guess I have that awful disease of the “BLAHS”. That’s when nothing is right….it’s not wrong and it’s not right either. I noticed my favorite coffee doesn’t taste so good lately. I just love my good old coffee first thing in the morning but at 2:30 am in the morning, it’s not too good. You keep thinking I want something good to eat and you can’t seem to find it; you just keep taking a bite of everything in the refrigerator.
But after reading this article it made sense. It said, “If you talk the talk, then you need to walk the walk.” That really says a lot. I will be honest with you it took a few minutes for that to sink in, especially this early in the morning. Then I thought maybe she thought I needed to read it. Maybe I had been “slipping”. Not doing all I should!
The author said, we are always saying something but not backing it up with ACTIONS. Such as telling your children not to do something and you turn around and do it the next day. Also say you are sorry to a friend or the Hubby and you really aren’t; thinking all the while you will get even. You know that does not work. The author went on to say, “don’t TELL me something SHOW me something”.
The lady who wrote this column really stepped on my toes! You know I have said so many things in my column but it made me take a good look at myself and wonder, do I fit into this category? Am I talking the talk and not walking the walk?
As I said before, fall is a strange time of the year for me. Spring and summer are almost over and I sometimes think about the “negative” when it comes to the upcoming winter. Maybe this is the time for me to think POSITIVE about my actions and make sure they speak louder than words. I am going to enjoy the “changing of the leaves, invite my friend who sent me the article up to the lake and just enjoy breathing.
Man, I am so glad I woke up early this morning. I have always said, “There is a reason for all things”. Sometimes we just have to figure out what the reason is.
So old TG says, SHOW your friends and family you love them with your actions. Tell EVERYBODY how much you appreciate them being in your life, even if you lost your temper with them the last time you spoke to them. TALK is cheap, it doesn’t cost a penny but make sure it is something delightful and it will make someone’s day.
That’s all folks, I think I better say good night again and go back to bed. As I always say, “ BYE NOW.”