They’re Watching!

Whatever I do, they’re watching, listening, and learning.

The other day the news media showed a clip of a young woman driving. She was cut off by another driver and she immediately started verbally ranting and aggressively pursuing the other driver. She then reached for a gun tucked in her waistband. Her actions and words were being recorded by her 10 year old son who was in the car… watching, listening and recording on his cell phone. The boy got involved by saying he would get his gun (a toy I hope) and together he and his mom could “get” the guy who cut them off.

The same news broadcast reported how people are inspiring kids with their passion for sports, cooking, gardening, art, animal welfare, etc. That’s news. (I hate to say real news as I don’t want to infer other news is the opposite.) Anyway, there is a good amount of positive stuff happening to highlight.


  • Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions. Sending homeless kittens and cats from Los Angeles to Washington State where there is a demand for felines. I love that!
  • Snoop Dogg’s Youth Football League…Making a difference and building community for young people in underserved areas. Amazing!
  • FoodForward.org_Delivering fresh produce weekly to fight hunger. Awesome!

We are all exposed every day to actions and words. Kids see it too and that’s how they learn. That’s how I learned what to do and in some cases what I would never do. That’s how we all learned by listening and watching.

If I notice young people around me are self-medicating with alcohol, drugs, smoking (tobacco, weed, and juul paraphernalia) and are abusive with their language towards others I have to look at what I’m doing. They’re watching.

I have choices, we all have choices.

I try to make good choices as they’re watching and looking to me/us for direction, form, and shape for their future.

Let’s all do it. We all do better when we know someone’s watching, and someone always is.

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