Throughout my life I have been blessed with the companionship of “angels”. They have come to me in the form of friends, relatives and even strangers. They have come to me at some of the lowest and darkest points in my life.
As I look back on my life, I am grateful that they have been there to inspire, uplift and carry me when necessary. I am grateful they have been there with listening ears, understanding hearts and open arms. I am grateful that they listened for and heeded the promptings of the spirit and were there when I needed them the most.
Most of all, I am grateful for a kind and loving Heavenly Father. I am grateful for my knowledge that He is aware of me and that He loves and watches over me. I am grateful that He has sent some of His choicest children into my life when He knew that I needed them. I am grateful that I know that I am not alone, that I am not a spiritual orphan.
As I reflected on the angels that have been there for me throughout my life, I contemplated what my life would be like if they had not been there. What if they had felt they were too tired or too busy to heed the spirit’s promptings? Or, what if they just weren’t listening?
Thinking about the prospect of my life without these “angels” made me wonder how many times I might have been someone’s “angel” but missed the opportunity because I was too busy or too tired. How many lives could I have made better if I had been listening more carefully to my Heavenly Father?
So, while I began writing about my gratitude for the angels in my life, I am ending it with a resolve to be a better angel in the lives of others…..