"What does Winnie the Pooh like to eat?" I ask. I'm sure he doesn't know. I never told him.
"Honey!" He smiles.
When I ask him how he knew that, he tells me that two years ago, his morah read him a book and showed his class a video about Winnie the Pooh.
Two years ago? And this kid remembers?
I know my son. And I know he has a good memory. He is extremely observant and doesn't forget little details. But still, for him to remember that Pooh loves to eat honey...it gets me thinking.
The things we look at, the books we read, the websites we visit, the videos we watch, the music we listen to, the billboards we look at, all these things make an impression on us. They stay with us forever.
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Have you ever checked your browsing history on your computer? Press Ctrl and H on your keyboard at the same time and you will see a comprehensive list of all the websites you've visited along with the dates and times you clicked on the pages.
Employers can use this-and other more sophisticated means-to check up on their employees to see what they are up to during down time at work.
Parents can check up on their children to see what they are doing while they are online.
There is a record of everything you do, every link you click on, every page you access.
Sure, you can go incognito.
Yes, you can try to hide your tracks, visiting webpages using anonymous browsers.
And you can delete your browsing history when you are done your session.
But...Hashem has a record.
Hashem sees every single thing you do.
Every single page you visit.
Every single click of your mouse.
Glance of your eyes.
Hashem keeps track of every action you take-online, at home, at school, at work and in the privacy of your home.
Wherever you are, Hashem is watching.
Da ma l'ma'alah mimcha-ayin ro'ah v'ozen shoma'as v'chol ma'asecha beseifer nichtavim. Know what is above you-an eye that sees, an ear that hears, and all your actions are written in a book-a book that records everything, that doesn't miss out on a single thing.
It's a pretty scary thought.
Hashem watches everything.
Hashem remembers everything.
There is no deleting what you saw, listened to, heard or watched.
My son...he has a pretty good memory. I am sometimes shocked by the things he can recall, the little details he reminds me of that I don't remember.
The computer...it keep track of everything. Every click, every page, every visit.
But...Hashem...He is way beyond all that.
He sees all and He doesn't forget.