Looking or Not

Posted: April 12, 2010 in life, religion
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This is a message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say. 

 

Who does so much for others, but thinks that no-one ever sees? Each of us – parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend  – influences the life of a child. 

How will you touch the life of someone today? 

Just by reading this you will probably at least think about the influence you have on others, and by passing on the link to this post today, you get someone else thinking about if they influence others. 

  • 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.’ 

Little eyes see a lot.

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.

 

 

Comments
  1. Louise says:

    So true so true…..It’s the little things which can be missed but appreciated so much

  2. Angie says:

    How beautiful Dot, thank you x

  3. […] April 13, 2010 dot12b Leave a comment Go to comments Following on from yesterday’s blog post (Looking or Not), I’ve been think about “influence”, and in particular who we […]

  4. […] dot12b Leave a comment Go to comments We’ve been thinking about influences the last few days (Looking or Not and Your Influence), but today I want to focus your thoughts on those who have influenced […]

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