believing in angels

4 Mar
Haibun Thinking Week 7: March 4th 2014

Cherubs by Michelangelo

Cherubs by Michelangelo

What does an angel look like?

Often portrayed as chubby children or women in flowing gowns their golden tresses cascading between their wings, but I disagree.

Real angels look like me and you. They wear jeans and sweat shirts, uniforms or suits, some are clad in tattered rags. But they all have one important thing in common. Compassion.

An angel is a homeless man sharing his sandwich with someone.

An angel is a nurse who stays on long after her shift ends to hold the hand of an elderly woman  so she does not die alone

An angel is a fireman, a police officer, a neighbor

An angel is the stranger who reached out to me when I felt like my world was falling to pieces

An angel is you, my friend, with every act of kindness; every soft word spoken; every smile

blessings of angels

in thought word and deed

wings are optional

3 Responses to “believing in angels”

  1. Al March 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Very true. That is the perfect statement of an angel 🙂

  2. summerstommy2 March 6, 2014 at 2:41 am #

    Lovely statement about angels Pat, I agree they are people just like us.

  3. Brenda March 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    I agree, we all share grace and the ability to be another’s angel.

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