Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Food for Thought












Here's something I found that I liked over at the At the Heart of It's blog. Read about this courageous and strong lady and her two sons. Please say hello. She's not feeling well, and she has challenges with her boys. Still, she maintains a wonderful outlook on life. Give her a boost. Please.

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 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."

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

a very sweet commentary on life - our children and the people with whom we associate emulate what we do not what we say. A great philosophy. Old Baldy

3:14 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

When you thought I wasn't looking, you put up a very nice posting.
...Very nice.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

That's nicely put although it makes an ordinary parent like me feel pretty inadequate.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

Ahhhhhhhhh...

6:51 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

That reminds me of a poem I like, called "A Little Child is Watching".

9:08 PM  
Blogger Phoe said...

Really inspirational. Makes you want to become a better better. Makes me all fuzzy inside too.

8:55 AM  
Blogger David said...

praying for your return to health this morning

11:23 AM  
Blogger sophmom said...

Our children are always looking, and, perhaps more importantly they instinctively feel even the things they can't see. They are highly intuitive and somehow just know what is true and what is not. They are honestly and integrity barometers for their parents. Great post, WW.

11:27 AM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

excellent piece.

6:27 PM  

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