When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking
(Written by a former child)

A message every 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.

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 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 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.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you take care of your 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 is alright 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”.

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One response to “When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking”

  1. Ludah Gaabinelwe says:

    Inspirational and heart touching.

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