Some of my acquaintances over here can’t stop talking. They have an opinion on everything. Clear and simple. This veneer of knowledge usually drives me mad and I end up saying something really abrupt to stop them. Or I start speaking French in the middle of the conversation because I am tired of them lecturing me on French politics.
I was walking down the street this morning to buy my Sunday’s newspapers when I overheard this guy talking to his girlfriend. I have no idea what they were talking about but the conversation was something along the following lines:
“- At the end of the day, it is all about planning.”
She didn’t say anything. He went on:
“- Someone even said, I believe, that it is not about what we do, it is how we do it.”
I hadn’t had my morning’s coffee yet and was probably in a foul mood. I almost stopped them because I wanted to tell her to dump him on the spot. Surely he can’t be the one. If my husband was patronising me with such generalities at 8am on a Sunday morning I would have divorced him a long time ago.
Call me stupid, but I think that actions speak louder than words and I am sick and tired of hearing the same old rubbish, despite the fact that it is always said with politeness and brilliance. Where does this love of words come from?
At some point, we need to act. I am no exception. I have talked about it, but I haven’t done it yet. So starting from today, I will act too. Let’s start small: I am now sponsoring a child with ActionAid. I don’t know the name of the child yet and the money will support the whole community. At this point in time I just know that the child I am sponsoring lives in Asia.
This is why I have also added Google Ads on my site. This blog was never designed to make money, but if it can help to sponsor a child or two I would be really happy and it would make a small difference.
So please click generously and I will keep you posted.
Thanks again for your support and your help!