This past weekend this quote came to mind for me. I was increasingly becoming short tempered with them as the day went on for one reason to another. I decided what we all needed was some time outside walking in the woods. Even packing ourselves into the car to drive to the end of our neighborhood was an effort of wills during which I'm sure I said things that I didn't mean. We made our way through the woods to the pond in the center and as we stood there, I felt awful. I quickly apologized to them and told them that wasn't the way to act towards others. I have to remember they're always watching. I also connected this to an upcoming group I am "coaching" at school. I will have 3rd and 4th grade girls in a running group. I want to make sure that I am reflecting for them how strong women behave and carry themselves so that they will have that example. It is encouraging to me....there are eyes all around but if we can be good examples just think of the people we are raising!!!