My friend Richard posted on his Facebook page today:
“The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts” -John Locke.I couldn't agree more. It's why I always say actions speak louder than words. Saying "Happy Birthday" is nice -- remembering and taking action is what counts. It's quality not quantity. Facebook and LJ make it easy to remember and to slip a quick email or post on someone's wall, but does it mean as much as someone who really means it? A good friend commented that he was happy that he got a hundred and something birthday wishes on his Facebook page on his birthday -- OK, easy enough to do when you have 390 "friends". But does it really mean anything? It really means something when someone remembers (even when its simple magic number to remember) and sincerely takes action because they want to.
So on my late Father's easy to remember birthday, even though he's gone, I still remember. It would have been an interesting 80th birthday had he been alive to see it. Happy Birthday old man....I'll clunk a beer can in toast, enjoy a pipe, and remember China Meadows in the evening with you.