"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

As I was taking my walk today, I heard a song on the radio called "Be Careful Little Eyes What You See"  by Casting Crowns.  (I've posted the YouTube video at bottom of post if you want to hear it)


This song made me think about how we are an example to someone, no matter what season of life we find ourselves in.  Someone is always watching you and I, whether it be a son or daughter, little sister or brother, a bystander searching for the joy they see in us or the person driving the car that we just passed and honked at in a moment of anger, because we thought they were going too s-l-o-w. (Ouch!)
Like it or not, we are examples to someone.


Being an example can seem burdensome, but it can also be a very good thing. I can remember as a young mother going through a few months of a bed-ridden illness. It was so depressing for me, not only because of the pain I was in, but because I couldn't take care of my own young daughters and their needs at the time. Thankfully, extended family and friends stepped in and helped my husband to take care of them.While I was recovering from the illness, I can remember making the decision to be brave and thankful through it all with the Lord's help ofcourse! I made this decision, not so much for myself, but the bottom line was that I wanted my daughters to have a good example to look back on incase they ever found themselves in a similar situation in life. Desiring to be a positive example to them, resulted in helping me through my own pain. When they were in high school, they both wrote essays about this time and the positive things it had taught them. This once again made me realize how important it is to remember that we are living examples to someone, no matter who we are!


Is there someone in your life that has been a good example to you? Perhaps a parent, grandparent, friend, teacher, mentor or coach?  I would love to hear how this person was an example for you. Please oh please, leave me a COMMENT about it.   This week, why don't you give that person a call or send them a note and thank them.  Thank them for choosing to be that good example, even though it may have been the tougher thing to choose.

Tomorrow, I am going to be intentional about spreading good manners while driving in traffic! 

Have a great week and keep smiling!
Lee Ann

Scroll down first to bottom of page and mute my music so you can watch and listen to this video.


Heart2Heart said...


This is a great post because often times it is only by our actions that things are remembered, not our words.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LeeAnn...I just had to pop over and say hi. I read your sweet comment about me at Nesting place, and it touched my heart. And after having read your blog I can see that you are a really special lady! Thank you so much for your kind words.

This post was so sweet and really spoke to me. My mom used to sing this little song to us kids called "Be careful little eyes/hands/ears what you see/do/hear". She has always been the most shining example of true love and kindness, and I am forever grateful that she is my Mother!

Thanks for the gentle reminder of how important it is to be a good example.


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