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! "