Speechfull Sunday:When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000


Word and actions mean something


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.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking 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.

When you thought I wasn't looking 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..

When you thought I wasn't looking 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.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

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


A good friend sent this to me the other day and it touched my heart.  I hope it touches your's as well!

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  1. Jim Frimmer 11/01/2009 09:38 AM
  2. Lou Ludwig 11/01/2009 01:12 PM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Okay Anna banana,

That brings tears to my eys, very nice

Nov 01, 2009 07:23 AM #9
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Aww, that was really sweet and touching.  Love the adorable little one in the picture.....too cute!

Nov 01, 2009 07:27 AM #10
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Anna --- this is beautiful --- thanks for sharing this with us.

             Mama Liz

Nov 01, 2009 07:59 AM #11
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi June - so nice to see you out and about!  I send prayers every day your way and for your daughter.....I hold her and the baby happy and healthy.  You are so sweet - this one sure did touch my heart. Just thinking of all the millions of actions we do over the years and how they effect kids - and adults.  Made me stop and think.  No - not a pic of me but is sure does look like any kid in my family.  Maybe that's why I liked it so much!


Nov 01, 2009 09:09 AM #12
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi Pat - he is a cutie patootie!   Seemed like a perfect post for Sunday.

Nov 01, 2009 09:10 AM #13
June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Is this photo of a little BOY..Oh my gosh how cute is that.  My brother had long curls until 3 years old...My mom cried when she finally cut his hair.  Thank you Anna your prayers are so appreciated.  They really help make a difference for me Thanks so much

Nov 01, 2009 09:36 AM #14
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Love the positive message. Too bad our local newspapers have no interest in publishing positive messages like this.

Nov 01, 2009 09:36 AM #15
Paul Guenther
Empire West Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Empire West Title- Chandler, AZ


I actually caught the re-blog by Jim.  This is so awesome! such a great msg. I need to do something specila with my kids tonight.




Nov 01, 2009 09:49 AM #16
Diane Rice
Diane Rice, Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - South Holland, IL

The picture is priceless, and the words shared are words of wisdom to learn from, and though you received it from someone else, it was so thoughtful of you to share it here for us!  Thank you!

Nov 01, 2009 09:53 AM #17
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

So true Wanda - whether anyone is watching or not - it means something....

Judy - your welcome!  It really make me think....

Hi Terri - so glad you stopped by!  I think you might be as busy as me lately as our paths haven't crossed as much. Happy Sunday to my favorite MN sister!

Steve - it is one of 'those' for sure.  Makes you stop and consider.......

Ann Allen - thanks and it's nice to see you!

You're welcome Mamma!!!!

Nov 01, 2009 10:23 AM #18
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi Again June - I understand about the curls. My baby brother Peter had curls and one day when Mom was out my older sister said - he looks like a girl - let's cut his curls off.  My Mom wasn't a happy camper about that choice. But my sister did save some curly locks for her!  Let's chat tomorrow and catch up :)

Jim - you know lately the AZ Republic has been 'finally' publishing some more positive stories. And don't you wish they'd do more of it.  I sure do.

Hi Paul - well this is great - another AZ guy!  Welcome to the rain - I look forward to reading your posts and meeting you out and about town!  Let me know how your kids like the special attention from Dad. I bet they'll eat it up!

Diane - it's just one of those priceless emails that needed to be passed on.  On of  my favorites in a very long time.

Nov 01, 2009 10:29 AM #19
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

I saw this over at Jim's reblog. He's not allowing comments over there in preference to people coming over here to your blog.

When I was growing up, my wise old grandmother subscribed to a tabloid magazine called GRIT. It was about 60 pages each week of nothing but positive news and things to do. In this world, of course, I suppose being positive all the time is a negative, but the only thing negative about GRIT was that it only came once a week.

Nov 01, 2009 10:33 AM #20
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi Russel - tell Jim thanks for passing this on - we need so much more of this - every day. That sounds like an amazing tabloid GRIT.  Is it still around - if not when did it end?  How interesting that there actually was something like this.  What a great grandma you had - a very wise women. I feel so grateful as well as my Mom was one of those wise women as well.  Thank goodness we turned out as good as we did and make them proud!

Nov 01, 2009 10:38 AM #21
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

Great post Anna.  A reminder of how much children learn from the unspoken from their surrounding adult role models.  Positive role models are so important for impressionable minds and hearts.  Cute little guy! (Written by Gloria) 

Nov 01, 2009 11:16 AM #22
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Anna Banana, it really did touch my heart. And the pouty photo did too! :-) Thank you for sharing that with us.

Nov 01, 2009 12:17 PM #23
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

When you weren't looking...the crayons became nail polish...the playground went from the back yard to cyberpace.....the pigtails...a sophisticated "do".....it all happens in a blink...

Nov 01, 2009 01:10 PM #24
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I feel that post is outstanding.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 01, 2009 01:11 PM #25
Jane Cross
Homes By Cross serving Charlotte NC Real Estate Needs - Charlotte, NC

Ms. Anna Banana,

That is just chalk full of 'where the heart' is...lovely. Tell your friend we all said thank you for sharing it with you...and for you, thank you for sharing it with us! Beautiful.

Nov 02, 2009 08:56 AM #26
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

That was an excellent insightful post. Thanks for sending it to the rest of us!

Nov 15, 2009 01:16 PM #27
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi Gloria - this one was probably one of my favorites as it's so true. Impressionable for sure!

Marney - it is a heart warmer AND a pouty little face!

Sallty - amazing how time goes by so fast and little ones are all of a sudden parents themselves. Yikes!

Thanks Lou :)

Jane :)  I will and it is totally chock full of beautiful!

Larry! Welcome to Active Rain!  Keep on coming back - it's a great place to grow you business and relationships with associates all over the country and Canada.

Nov 15, 2009 03:17 PM #28
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