Saturday, December 29, 2007

This is nice.....

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 there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.
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."

19 comments:

bettygram said...

How true. We learned by watching and they are watching us.

Palm Springs Savant said...

that was beautiful...I really liked that. Hope you have a happy new year!

Akelamalu said...

That's beautiful Catch. Hope you're doing well honey, I'm thinking of you. x

Queenie said...

Happy New Year Catch, and thank you for looking.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

That's so beautiful, Catch, and something I am going to pass on to my Mother and sister... Happy New Year!

Christine said...

Happy New Years, Catch!

I loved reading this, that I am going to print it up and hang it next to the kids pics in the hallway! Beautiful and so true!

eZ said...

hey catch
I love the new look!
what a wonderful story. Hope you are being "good" and taking care of yourself. I think of you often.
Happy 2008

Dr.John said...

That was a great sermon. Children do learn by watching. Have a happy and blessed New Year.

Gunngirl said...

aw, sniff. And right on my moms birthday. *tear*

Okay, what I really came to say was Happy New Year! see ya in 2008.

Bazza & Wifey said...

When you thought I wasn't looking I threw a potato at next door's cat for pooping on our lawn. Oh well I guess none of us are perfect. happy new year Catch.

Akelamalu said...

Wishing you A HAPPY NEW YEAR and everything that's good x

Remiman said...

Catch,
Top o' the line girl!
Happy New Year!!!
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Dave said...

That was beautiful!! Happy New Year my friend

Big Pissy said...

Very Nice!

Happy New Year, sweetie! :)

TK Kerouac said...

Very true Catch
Happy New Year, Hope all is well!

Cindy said...

That's so true. Happy New Year to you, Catch!

Nea said...

This is what is meant when we say, children learn by example. You can preach and push all you want, but it is the example that we set the talks the loudest I suppose....

How have you been Catch?

Elween said...

beautiful child-like words but with mature faith :)

wishing you a great 2008 and all the best to you :)

MarmiteToasty said...

When you wasnt looking I sneaked in here and sat and read your words and I learnt compassion love and friendship.... fank you....

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