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When You Thought I Wasn't Looking


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 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 that 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."

Author Unknown