Story Time Tales
A Collection of Inspirational Stories

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All stories teach us something,
and promise us something,
whether they're true or invented,
legend or fact.
Stewart O'Nan

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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 Iearned 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 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 felt you kiss me good night ... and I felt loved and safe.

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."

Mary Rita Korzan

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REFLECTION

This is a message EVERYONE should read, because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say. Remember, each of us, parent, relative or friend, influence the life of a child.

Story Number 33
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Story Time Tales