6.10.2008

Being an Example

"The only measure of what you believe is what you do. If you want to know what people believe, don't read what they write, don't ask them what they believe, just observe what they do." ~Ashley Montagu

I'm a people-watcher. I love to find myself somewhere unobtrusive to sit and just watch whatever's going on. I love watching young moms with their children, older couples together, kids playing. Really, I can entertain myself for hours watching just about anyone and everyone. Everyone has a story, and often, the love you can see on faces that don't know they are being watched is touching, sweet and inspiring.

Try it. Because you really will be able to see what they believe.

It's scary to consider that other people are probably watching me. How important it is then to make sure that my actions portray who I really am.

[*sweet picture of a precious little boy who didn't know he was being watched!]

10 comments:

Natalie Scott said...

Aw, cute little Masey!

I love watching people, too. I'm really, really observant (except when I'm managing my children) and so thankful for all the amazing people who are such examples to me...including you! Watching you do your magic in primary is best of all :)

Jori said...

Mason is SUCH a doll! I hope I'm not wearing my cranky face too often if somebody is watching me. It is fun to watch those sweet moments between people especially through my telephoto lense. I kid ;)

Ashley said...

i love people-watching too. i like how you tied it to being able to interpret what they believe through their actions!

100 Percent Cottam said...

excellent words! and mercy me, who is that cute little boy?! :)

hoLLy said...

hes precious! i'm aching for a little boy of my own some day:)

i think that we, as latter day saints, have to be especially mindful of what we are doing. many eyes are on us, so we have to remember to be a good example!

Darleen said...

You need to come to New York City. Great people watching.

Tiburon said...

Such a cutie!

I need to be better about this - you never know who is watching :)

galbraiths said...

you are on my favorite people list too!I love your posts. I realate to you so much!! hugs

Chris and Tara Mason said...

Now I'm afraid that you are watching me!

Marilee said...

Airports are the best. People from all different walks of life!