Act As If EVERYBODY Knew! – Hey Little Buddies, It’s Uncle Rick


Wednesday-Its-Unlce-Rick-JeffersonI was just reading some great quotes by Thomas Jefferson. One of them was about controlling ourselves and doing what’s right even if nobody knows what we’re doing.

His suggestion was to act as if EVERYBODY knew. He said, “When you do a thing, act as if the world were watching.”

Not a bad idea.

We know that God is watching. But maybe we expect Him to be understanding of our weaknesses.  

Jefferson was wise enough to know that we all want others to think we’re good people. We also know that sometimes people don’t understand us, even when we’re trying to do right. So this quote suggests that we think carefully before we do something.

  • Is it right?
  • Will it offend anybody else?
  • Will it cause anybody problems?

Questions like these will make you act more wisely.

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Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

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