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 favourite 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 alright 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 or friend) influence the life of a child. How will you touch the life of someone today?

Written by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

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Comments

  1. starlette

    Hi Tania…….kids mimic what they see, we have to be good role models to them because once they get out in the big bad world there will be plenty of baddies trying to lead them astray….more so in todays world……good blog….

  2. happysailor1

    Hello Tania
    Please do not think that I may be a grumpy old man, against the world. I am not really. I put away my rose-colored glasses a long time ago. I truly do not wish to take away from the holiday spirit, but I feel that the true meaning has been lost. But this is just me. Just a few days ago I asked a young lad of 8 what he would think about the holidays. This young lad was more interested in what he might get as to what he could give.
    Watching the evening news and being bombarded by the advertisers it should be clear to many where all of this is going.
    My childhood memories of Christmas bare no likeness to those today. Yes times have changed, people have changed and I find it truly sad that the younger people today will never know the love attension and happiness that we shared back in bygone days

    1. tania Post author

      Thank you , happysailor1, as the eldest of seven children I realise it must have been hard to get gifts for all of us at the holiday Time…we never had much say in what we got, but to see our aunts and Uncles also our two Grandfathers come eat a meal with us at Holiday time was better than any gifts.We knew love , and we certainly got attention….I agree about the children of today.