"Be great in act as you have been in thought" William Shakespeare
I think this quote means that people think of doing great things, but never really do them. Like you could think: "I'm going to help out at the food bank this weekend," but you never really do it. It maybe a small thing like: "I'm going to help my mom clean up tonight," or "I'll take care of my little brother so my parents can concentrate." We've all done it, thought of doing something nice or good, but somehow never got around to it or forgot.
I'm sure you can think of a time you did that. Just the other day I said that I'd clean my room and study for an upcoming test, but instead I ended up talking to my friends and going shopping, something that I like doing, but I could be using my time better. Than that night I realized I hadn't cleaned my room or studied, instead I just went out and had fun. Those things do have consequences though, since I didn't study I won't get a very good mark and since I didn't clean my room I'll get in trouble with my parents.
Next time you say you'll do something, whether it's a big thing or just a small thing, make sure you follow through with it.
- Fiona XOX