Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Sunday Blessings


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.'

I AM SENDING THIS TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW WHO DO SO MUCH FOR OTHERS, BUT THINK THAT NO ONE EVER SEES. LITTLE EYES SEE A LOT. 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 sending this to someone else, you will probably make them at least think about their influence on others. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
I was blessed because my friend Deb sent this to me this week!

I was also blessed by my friend and next door neighbor Tiki. You WISH she was your neighbor!! Last week she bought movie tickets - ALOT of movie tickets! She bought tickets for us to see Twilight together. She bought tickets for all her kids and Bella to see Bolt yesterday. She bought tickets for Thomas & I to go out last night together. She took The Bella at 2pm for their movie, and kept her till 9:30pm so Thomas & I could shop, go out to dinner AND see a movie!!! Yes, she's a friend and a huge blessing. THANK YOU MISS TIKI!!!


Denise said...

THis was a beautiful post...thanks for sharing. And you do have the best neighbor! Can I borrow her ??

Kristina P. said...

This is so true! Kids, even teenagers, really watch how the adults in their life act.

Preston said...

Great post! As a parent, it's sometimes easy to forget just how much your children really do see. I was very young (19 when my daughter was born) and really had no assistance as my parents were in Florida and my ex-wife was NOT motherly. I learned the "watch and see" lesson the hard way but I always took the time out to explain why I did something or to admit I was wrong. At least my daughter learned that sometimes people make mistakes and that's ok, as long as you are big enough to admit them and then learn from them so you don't repeat them. Having children is so rewarding but it's lots of work too!

Preston said...

Oh by the way, your neighbor sounds like she's a wonderful person. Give her big hugs for me. :)

Mandy said...

I have seen this before and loved reading it again. Great post for a Sunday morning. :)

heathersister said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Wow, she is a good neighbor. Congrats to you for getting to go out with your hubby. He is leaving now? right before the holidays?

Did you see Twilight? Did you love it? It did!!

LadyStyx said...

What a wonderful neighbor!!! That's it, Im moving to your neighborhood!

babyrocasmama said...

Awesome post...There is also another poem called "Children Learn What They See" that is great too.

You have an incredible neighbor! Lucky girl!

My neighbors are AFRAID to take Rowan!! OK not really, but kinda. She's a pistol!

Mary said...

Thanks so much!!! It was just what I needed to hear today!

ChicagoLady said...

What a wonderful email message! I haven't seen that one before, but it is so true.

I'm coming with LadyStyx, to live in your neighborhood, so we can both be neighbors with Tiki! She's one of the nicest people I don't know!

Tiki said...

Hello to all Miss Jeannie's friends, thank you all for all the nice thoughts.

TMI said...

I love this. Thank you for sharing it!

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