An unknown author said:
The words we say will teach if we practice what we preach
I came across this quote today and it really spoke to me (pun intended! *laugh*); a recent incident led me to reflect on how often we are surrounded by those who tell rather than showing and whose words and actions don't match up. When words and deeds are incongruent, the deeds will always speak louder and will undermine the words no matter how flowery and eloquent the words may be. It is said that words have ase, and they do indeed, but our actions have power far beyond measure. It is best to always carry ourselves in the way we'd like to be seen because we never know who is watching.

Today and every day, may our actions demonstrate our iwa pele (good character) and may our words always align with those actions. Ase!