Saturday, December 26, 2009

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 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 influences the life of a child.
How will you touch the life of someone today?


Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God

3 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

What a wonderful poem...it is so right...what they see...when we are just doing our thing...you have to be careful each and every day. Dianntha

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Amen!! :O)
Stace

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year, Cookie!

Nancy