Monday, November 24, 2008

When you thought...

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING

"A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say."When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and . . . . I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat , and I learned that it was good . . . . . . to be kind to animals.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that . . the little things can be the special things in life.When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I. . . . could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, . . and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing, and. . I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and . . . I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that . . . . . sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I . . . . . could be. When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a. . . . . good and productive person when I grow up.When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.

"Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend) influences the life of a child."How will you touch the life of someone today? You will. . . . . probably make them at least think about their influence on others."Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly."" Leave the rest to God! "

3 comments:

Mary said...

Korek k dyan girl! Me rin... ganyan din ang pananaw me. Anyhows... share ko rin i2 sau: "http://www.poetikaestoque.blogspot.com". Ang ganda ng mga sayings nya.

Jm Benavidez Estoque said...

Thank you for your words of praise. I appreciate it... but remember... within every man's heart, there lives a poetical radiance of love, grace and blessedness. A wonderful thing in which God had buried deep inside our dignity, the very gift from Him which makes us all equal. Lies within this grace are the poems of love and music of holiness. In fact, You and I... everybody are inborne artists. Everybody has their own art... and this is what we called the art of our lives. Sorry, but I don't believe to the one you'd stated "...But things changed" for you indeed are also an artist since you were born! Be grateful for it and share them with the fruits of your wisdom.

suedonim16 said...

thanks for the post.
that was an eye opener. i was reminded that we teach thru actions, not words.
have a blessed week! =)