When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

This I cannot take credit for…But I felt we could all be reminded of this…ENJOY!

From hiddentreasuresofcolorado.com

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 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 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, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend) influences the life of a child.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

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