Be Careful! You Never Know When You Influence The Life of a Child

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Be Careful!

You never know when you are influencing a (your) child for the rest of their life – for better or for worse.

 

Courtesy of Inspire21.com

Author Unknown

“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.

I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.

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.

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.

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.

I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

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.

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.

I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but its all right to cry.

I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything I could be.

I watched you, and I learned most of life’s lessons I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

I looked at you and wanted to say, ‘Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.'”

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Each one of us – whether parent, grandparent or friend – can influence the life of a child… Be a GOOD influence

 

Here is the link to a recent post that shows how a child can be influenced VERY negatively.

Check it out.

 

Children See. Children Do. Make Your Influence Positive.

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