Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Recognizing Angels

Angels are very sly. Angels will hide among like things. Angels will kick your ass. Sometimes they’re standing right in front of you and you don’t recognize them. It might even take years before you realize that you have met angels. Sometimes it takes time to recognize how they have touched your life. Some are subtle. Some will hold up a mirror and show you something you don’t want to see, and every once in a while, one will grab you by the hand and run with you.

Recognizing angels isn’t really that hard. If you are attuned to your feelings, then angels are easy to find.

You never know when you will meet an angel, so keep your eyes and your heart open.

Maybe that woman that smiled warmly at you that you just had to smile back was an angel. Maybe the baby you picked up and who cooed at you and wanted to touch your face was an angel. Maybe the children that ran up and grabbed your legs as a hello were angels. Maybe the teacher whose words you still hear in your head was an angel. Maybe the man at home, the one that loves you the best, maybe he’s an angel too.

Maybe the guy at work that is so annoyingly competitive that he pushes you to do your best is an angel. Maybe the bitch that told you a thing or two you didn’t really want to hear about yourself and was a catalyst for change was an angel. Maybe an angel slammed a door and opened another.

Any one that can teach you a valuable lesson is an angel.

Be grateful that angels exist in your life. Throughout the day, they try to send you messages of joy, messages of validation, messages of change. Some stay for just a moment, others for a lifetime. And as you grow older, angels become more visible to you. You recognize and appreciate their presence in your life.

Searching for heaven on earth may mean to search for the angels in our lives everyday.

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