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WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Sent by Paula Carpenter, the Kickapoo princess
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."