When You Thought I wasn't Looking

    
"When you thought I wasn't looking"

A message every parent should read, because your children are watching you and doing
as you do, not as you say.

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

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

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.

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's all right 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.'"

Each of us, parent, grandparent, relative or friend, teachers
influence the life of a child.  Today I said a prayer for you. How will you touch the life of
someone today?  Just by sending this to someone else, you will probably make them at
least think about their influence on others.

I believe in the sun, when it is not shining.
I believe in love, when I'm not feeling it.
I believe in God, when God is silent.

Have a Blessed and Wonderful ... Day !!