January 29, 2012

Angels Among Us

Disclaimer: This is not a religious blog, nor will it ever be.  However,  as an aspect of the ABC blog, on rare occasions I will share more than a recipe or yoga instruction.  This posts marks just such an occasion.  Although this post expresses some of my personal beliefs, it is in no way meant to offend or alienate individuals that might have beliefs different than my own.  As always, thank you for being an important part of the ABC blog community!

I have come believe that there are angels among us.  

No...not these angels, silly!

Although the US Navy's Blue Angels are definitely among us(!), those aren't the kind of angels I am talking about.  I am talking about celestial beings...or aspects/traits of these citizens of heaven...here on earth.

Why, might you ask, do I believe that there are angels among us?  Well, because I think I have become acquainted with a few of them.

For example:  Every week I shop at the same grocery store, on the same day of the week, and at the same hour of day (no, I'm not that OCD about it, it's just that I shop in between teaching two yoga classes each Thursday = same day of the week and same time of day).  A gentleman that we will call "Joe" always works a Thursday morning shift at this store.  Without fail, every time that I am shopping he comes up to me and says, "There she is!  Good morning, Sunshine!"  We continue to share our greetings, wish each other the best of days, and move on with our respective days.  However, "Joe" always has a way of knowing exactly what to say to me each day.  For instance:

  • On a day that I was feeling especially unsure about my work, he said (and I am paraphrasing here), "I get the sense that whatever it is that you do, you make this world a better place.  You must help people.  You on doing what you're doing...it's working."
  • On another day, when I was feeling like an ugly duckling, he caught me just as I was heading out of the store and said, "I won't take up much of your time, but I just want to tell you that you have the most natural beauty."
  • On yet another day, near the winter holiday season, he reminded me that "any Christmas could be someone's last.  Remember, nothing happens without a reason."
  • and this list could go on and on...

Who knows...maybe "Joe" is just a normal guy.  Maybe he isn't an angel at all.  On the other hand, maybe God uses him in an angelic way sometimes...

Don't we all feel like we are being used for a higher purpose sometimes?

Hasn't anyone ever told you that you were there for them exactly when they needed you?  

Hasn't someone said that you shared the perfect words of advice during a difficult situation?  

And if you answered "yes" to any of the above, doesn't that sort of make you an angel to someone, somewhere, at some point in time?  If we allow God to work through us, aren't we all a little bit angelic?

Up next - a peanut butter dip recipe for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert!

Question of the Day:

Do you believe that angels are among us?!

Ally and Bo


  1. I love this post. I stopped at the store to get some motor oil and while filling up my car in the parking lot, a man pulled up and asked me if I needed any oil. In fact, I did! I declined his offer and he insisted. I said "sure!" and he gave it to me. It was exactly what I needed, and HE thanked ME for accepting his offer! I told him he probably saved me from breaking down. This was just today! I feel like there are angels looking out for us and we are so blessed. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a beautiful story, Paige! Even when life is a little "down," when things like you described take place, it reminds us that there is some beauty and love left in this world!