Saturday, August 04, 2007

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

(A message every parent or adult should read, because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say .)


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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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When you thought I wasn't looking,

I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

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When you thought I wasn't looking,

I felt you kiss me good night. I felt loved and safe.

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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.

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When you thought I wasn't looking,

I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.


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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.

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When you thought I wasn't looking,

I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know from you--how to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

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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 ."

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