Maybe “all” is a bit presumptive of me as I am probably just talking to myself here! But ‘hi all’ sounds better than ‘hi me’!!
I just learned from an article on www.guideposts.org that today is National Be an Angel Day. I love this! How much better would this old world be if each of us did something “angelic” today and everyday? The article provides 10 simple suggestions for ways we can bring a little bit of heaven to someone here on Earth. Things as easy as using kind words in speaking with or about someone, thanking someone for making your life richer or better, praying on behalf of someone you know who is struggling. You never know how something as small as a smile, a compliment, a sincere hug might make all the difference in someone’s life. Please take just a moment to read this very short article “10 Way You Can Be an Angel” and then go out and be a blessing to someone.
Speaking of angels, I have been blessed with some people who have come into my life and enriched it for a reason or a season. Three earth-angels in particular come to mind today as I reflect on all of the people who have crossed my path. All three of them volunteered to help me in my elementary school library and worked hours and hours over several years to help me process new books, withdraw old books and shelve the books that had circulated. I venture to say that until you have worked in a library, you don’t know all the work there is to do. By the same token my mom used to say, when someone would ask her to sew something for them “real quick”, that no one knows how much work goes into sewing if they don’t know how to sew themselves. Believe me, I do have a healthy respect for anyone who sews because replacing a button is a HUGE endeavor for me! But I digress…there is so much more to the library profession than just checking books in and out and reading books in between. I think I will save a detailed job description for another day and will ask you to trust me on that one for now. All of this to say that I couldn’t have done half of what I wanted to do at the H.R. Moye Elementary School library had it not been for Lorena, Susie and Liz. I will never forget you, ladies…I mean you ANGELS!
A dear friend just emailed me the link to a beautiful Thai life insurance commercial. It is entitled “Unsung Hero” and features an everyday angel who touches the hearts of other everyday people he encounters on his way. You can view it here. Thank you, Marg, for sharing this with me today. You are another angel in my life.