When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

-- Mary Rita Schilke Korazan
When you thought I wasn't looking you hung my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn't looking you fed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking you baked a birthday cake just for me,
and I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking you said a prayer,
and I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking you kissed me good-night,
and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt - but that it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking you smiled,
and it made me want to look that pretty, too.

When you thought I wasn't looking you cared,
and I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking - I looked . . .
and wanted to say thanks for all those things you did
when you thought I wasn't looking.

-- From the book, Stories for the Heart, compiled by Alice Gray, Multnomah Books
(If you like "Bits & Pieces" and the "Chicken Soup" books, you'll LOVE this one.)


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