Tuesday, November 3, 2009

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking


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 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 that there is a God I could always talk to,
and I learned to trust in Him.
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 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 well, 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."

A friend sent this email to me today, and I wanted to share it with you. I'm sorry that I don't know whom to credit for the verse or the picture of the adorable child.


6 comments:

  1. Linda ~
    Very sweet. Thank you for sharing.
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  2. Linda...that was so very touching to read.
    May I copy those words down, I would like to save it?
    Thanks for posting,
    Linda

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  3. What a beautiful post. It brought tears to my eyes. How true those words are. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Melissa~

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  4. What a wonderful poem! I just loved it and I adore the picture that you posted with it. Too cute! Would you mind if I saved a copy of it too?
    Hugs & blessings to you~ Birgit

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  5. Thank you all for commenting. Please do copy it if you wish, and I'm happy that it blessed you as much as it blessed me!

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