Little eyes are watching

My mom sent me this as an e-mail today... too good not to pass on

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 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 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.'

7 comments:

  1. that was soooo sweet!!! I love it..

    :) Happy Almost Friday..

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  2. that is cute!

    avery will be at our house as i don't think he will sleep anywhere else and don't want my mom to have to be up all night with him!

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  3. I need to hang this up in our house. So sweet.

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  4. very sweet! When I don't think my kids are watching, I check blogs....uhm, what does that tell them? ;)

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  5. Um, yea, just totally cried at my desk at work.

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  6. Ditto. Totally crying right now, too.

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