A word expressed or action taken can change a situation in ways that leave a lasting impression.
People always watch and listen. They measure the strength of our character by the consistency of our words and actions.
Before we speak, think about the consequences. Once the words are spoken we cannot take them back.
Our actions have a similar impact. Interestingly enough, we may participate in an activity that does not characterize who we are, yet when seen, the consequences are nearly impossible to correct.
Our influence is too valuable to give little thought to the consequences of our choices and influence.