11.30.2009

Example

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill

I did Sharing Time yesterday in Primary and we talked about example: the fact that we are all examples, like it or not, aware of it or not. Someone is always watching, taking mental notes, and in many cases, doing what we do. It's a little frightening to me to think that someone somewhere is following, doing the things I do, simply because I'm the one doing them.

Made me think hard that it behooves [I do love that word!] all of us to make sure that the examples we set are good ones, and that if someone followed in our footsteps, they would be on a good path.

The lives we are building are important -- and especially at this time of year, our awareness of others and their needs should be at an all-time high. I want to make the best possible life that I can -- both for myself and for others.

7 comments:

Darleen said...

You are such a great example to me! But we do need better examples in the world. I feel like the media feeds off people who show bad examples--especially reality TV. They always cast people who do really bad things. It's just sad that the public accepts their behavior.

Jill said...

You were such a great example to me in seminary and still are a great example.

Great post.

Renae said...

Your writing speaks volumes about you, and it's all intuitive and moving!! You are a great example!

hoLLy said...

i try to be a good example! its hard to do always, but if we try, thats what matters, right? :) thanks for being a great example to me jan!

and i love the word behoove too:)

100 Percent Cottam said...

you do a darn good job of it!

Natalie Scott said...

You're a great example and mentor to me, Jan, and I appreciate it so much!

MiaKatia said...

Jan, it is so good to see you in the blog world again. I've been very busy too. Have a wonderful Christmas!