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Angels

Joy comes when one recognizes the angels that come into our lives. 

An angel came indirectly into my life tonight when my parents were stranded. My parents were in the parking lot of one of those warehouse stores that sell items in bulk. Their car engine was being stubborn and would not start; furthermore, they also had a flat tire. An angel came to help them. The angel came in the form of an adult male who took over exchanging the flat tire for the spare one. This task proved to be a bit  daunting for my aging father (who in his heart and in his mind is still 23 years old) as the tires were quite heavy. 

The angel also allowed my parents to use his mobile phone to call me; unfortunately I was unreachable. My parents decided to proceed with their shopping. Then another unseen angel (or more) came down and blessed the car engine as it miraculously started when they were ready to leave the store. Another angel allowed my mother to use her mobile phone to let me know that they no longer needed my assistance.  Three or more angels blessed our family tonight. We are JOYFUL.

Upon reflection, I not only see the joy in this experience; but, I also see a lesson. How can we be the angel in the lives of other people? Sometimes is can be something as easy as allowing someone you do not know to use your phone; or, it can be something as big as helping another change a tire. It can be helping a mother struggling with babies and packages with her items. It can be holding the door open for another.

One of my favorite angelic deeds I have heard about is paying it forward such as paying the toll for yourself and the car behind you or paying the bill of the person behind you at a fast food restaurant drive-through. Imagine the joy it would bring to another when we can do actions like that for others. What other pay-it-forward deeds can you imagine and do? 

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Comments on: "Angels" (2)

  1. Heh! Heh! Paying that toll for the one behind you… always makes me chuckle… thinking that the people I just paid for are scratching their heads and sending gratitude out to anonymous angels… It’s a very fun thing to do. Someday I hope I can pay someone else’s heat bill, just for the joy of it 🙂 or for the family grocery cart in line behind me, anonymously.

    Angels are everywhere, wearing all sorts of clothing, in all shapes, sizes and colors – and sometimes invisible. Gotta love it!
    You watercolor angel is lovely and so simple!

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