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Heartwings Love Notes 902 - Angels Everywhere

Heartwings says, "Look around, whether or not you can see their halos or their wings, there are angels everywhere."

Pay a visit to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton MA and you will see a wonderful variety of angels as well as many saints. Ancient and modern icons, collected over decades by the founder, Gordon B. Lankton, line the walls of this wondrous building. Their programs and exhibitions are special too, and their gift shop holds many interesting and often inexpensive items you will not find elsewhere. As you peruse the rooms, angels of every description, as well as saints gaze at you with farseeing eyes.

Angels are considered messengers of God. To me they represent the kindness and the goodness that comes to our aid in situations where we can't always help ourselves. This was true for me once long ago when a Salvation Army truck stopped to help me where I was stranded on a highway. It was true again for me more recently when I tripped and fell in a parking lot, landing flat on my face just barely able to sit up and assess my situation. As I sat up, not quite ready to try to climb to my feet with Stephen's help, a truck pulled into the lot.

A man I didn't recognize leaned out and said, "Are you all right?" As I made an attempt to get up I said I was. I expected him to go into one of the shops on the first floor of the building. Instead he got out of the truck and said, "Let me help you." He put his hands under my arms and as though I were a little child, he lifted me gently to my feet. He turned away and as I thanked him he waved, got back into his truck and pulled out of the lot

I was so grateful. Whether he knew it or not, he was at that moment an angel, bringing a message of kindness and goodness. From time to time we can be angels for one another, coming unexpectedly to the aid of strangers or perhaps even friends. It may be that we give directions to someone who is lost. It may be that we help someone across the street or give a hand with a snow shovel or to lug groceries. To be an occasional angel is a special privilege given by circumstance when we are in the right place at the right time. I intend to keep my eyes open for an opportunity to play angel for someone. What goes around comes around sooner or later, and I hope to give back as I have been given.

May you find opportunities to play angel for another.

PS Do you have an angel story of your own? I love it when my readers share their experiences. You make my day when you do. Thanks for keeping in touch.
 

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Tasha Halpert
 

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