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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

31 days :: We lead - they follow

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WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING

      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 the
birds in winter, 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 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 you hold
the door open for others and heard 'thank you' and
'you're welcome', and I learned respect for others.

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.'

~Mary Rita Schilke Korzan


I found this poem today on another friend's blog.  I felt it so appropriate to share it with you too, as part of this series.  It proves to be true - just of how much our example is so important.  
If we lead {well}... they will follow {well}.

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3 comments:

  1. So beautiful and true, Bevy..
    Lovely..

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    1. So good to hear from you again, Faye. It's like an old friend stopping by for a visit. I've missed you here. ;)

      This is the truth, isn't it? I'm so glad I found this poem.

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  2. I love the poem and yes, it's so true.

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