Your heart’s message

Your heart’s message

I recently heard radio show host, Rob Dempsey say, “The message matters.”  I thought, “I have to use that quote.  He’s spot on!”

In these unsettling times we are in, with the Coronavirus and newly rising racial tension, the message we are sending matters.  It doesn’t matter how it’s getting sent, radio, T.V., social media, email, print, verbally, or through our actions.  What does matter is what our message is saying and that our actions are consistent with our words.

Our actions spring from our thoughts. Even though people say, “It just happened” or “I just did it,” I guarantee they thought about it first.  Maybe not for a long time, the action may have been a rash decision, but the thought crossed the mind before the action was implemented.

The thoughts that pop into our head are triggered by our heart. Yes, literally the heart pumping blood through the system into the head.  More so, by the way your heart reveals your morals, values, and who you are.

Your heart will be seen through your actions.  So, what are your actions saying about you?  Are you cold hearted, or open and warm to others?

A person considered to be “cold hearted” may be:

  • Selfish
  • Distant
  • Manipulative
  • Rude
  • Unaccepting of blame
  • Mean

Someone who is said to be “kind hearted” may be:

  • Joyful
  • Kind
  • Giving
  • Respectful
  • Peacemaker
  • Positive
  • Fun to be around

There are many other descriptions that could be put into either category.  Do you see yourself in either group?  Do you say you are in one group, but your actions show you to be in a different group?   Let’s start with owning our true self.  Then, if we need to, or want to, decide to make a change in the message others see coming from us.  It can be done.  We hear stories about people having a “change of heart” all the time.  Remember, in this time of strife and stress, your message matters. Make sure the desires of your heart are kind.