Living the Lessons

Angels are always there when we need them

Catherine Duffy

The other day I was reading the blog by SARK and she talked about how if we ask for wonderful people to come into our lives, they do.

So on that day when I was carrying a lot of anger, I asked for someone wonderful to come into my life and then released the thought. I then decided to take my car in to have it cleaned. Why that day I was not sure considering it had not been cleaned for months. But something compelled me to take it in. I was almost at work but decided to turn around to go to the car cleaning place.

When I went back to pick up my car, one of the guys that had cleaned my car started talking to me about life. He told me that he doesn’t worry about anything anymore. How he has learnt that he can’t focus on the negative stuff because all it will do is make him sick. He said he has seen too many of his friends dropping off from heart attacks and he believes it was because they were carrying too much stuff.

I looked at this guy and realized he was the wonderful person I had asked for. Surprised by the guise he had come in. But full of the wisdom and inspiration I needed for that day. I agreed with him and then we got into a lively discussion about life.

He told me that whenever an angry thought pops into his head, he replaces it with a happy one. He asks himself would he still be angry in an hour about whatever it was that was making him angry and if the answer is no, he releases that angry thought and replaces it with something happy. And he said it feels amazing when he does that because what he realizes is a lot of the stuff we get angry about is not worth holding onto. Not worth killing ourselves over because it is just a moment in time.

Once he realized what he was saying, he became embarrassed. Unsure about how I was taking his observations. So he said rather sheepishly that he hoped I didn’t think he was strange. I looked at that man and realized without question that he was my angel in disguise. Tattoos and all. Despite his gruff manner. Despite his shuffle and street manner. I looked into his shining eyes and realized how much I could have lost had I judged him by his appearance. How unfortunate for me it would have been if I had not engaged with him because I would have missed out on learning my lesson for the day.

I looked that man in the eyes. Opening his soul to mine. Embracing his light so we could feel the exchange of positive energy. I then thanked him from the bottom of my heart for being my angel for the day. To see the gratitude that washed over him was touching. The light that was shining in his eyes was beautiful. To feel the lightness of my being coming back in after our exchange was uplifting. I drove away from the car cleaning place feeling much better than the woman I had been when I walked in. Smiling. Happy. Grateful for the blessings and answers that come to me whenever I am open. Reminded that angels are always there for us when we call upon them. And sometimes from the least likely person of the day proving to me that angels come in all guises and we have to be open to them because they are always there. Always when we need them


***About Catherine Duffy – A woman in search of truth. A wife trying to love unconditionally. A mother trying to raise good citizens. A writer bursting through. Enjoying life’s journey.  Catherine can be found @duffy_catherine and on her blog from Bermuda ·

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