Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Angels….

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Welcome to A to Z Challenge......



I believe in Angels.
They appear far and wide in a variety of figures, hues and dimensions. In fact, Saturday morning a dawdling snow-white traveling angel in the form of a car was ahead of me as I struggled to zip home from errands.

The more annoyed I became, the more sluggish it became, or so it seemed. You know the routine as I can predict you’ve been in the same circumstance, yes?

I inhaled…and exhaled. Inhaled and let it out gently. Then a thought tiptoed into my awareness that was unpretentious and unassuming. What if that vehicle emerged for the purpose of slowing me down to avoid an impending ticket for excessive speed? Or more importantly, by impeding and averting a collision due to unwarranted quickness?

Immediately, a tranquil and reassuring presence draped over me as I was reminded yet again that I believe in Angels.

"God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!"

By Eileen Elias Freeman

44 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A Wonderful subject to start the challenge, I too believe in Angels.
Lovely post.

Yvonne.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A Wonderful subject to start the challenge, I too believe in Angels.
Lovely post.

Yvonne.

Dianne said...

what a wonderful way to think of that slow car
I believe in messages and signs from the universe, I guess that's a bit like angels

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice post. I've been trying to increase awareness the past month.

Mamma has spoken said...

So do I. My favorite is my mother who I know is watching over me and my family.

Journaling Woman said...

My angels have saved me a few times. Awesome post!!

Bish Denham said...

I hear you. I'm sure the angels have intervened in my life.

Old Kitty said...

I always like the thought of my loved ones - pets included of course! - as my angels as they cross over to the bridge!! Take care
x

Kim said...

I believe in Angels too. Lovely post.

danneromero said...

How interesting. I would have thought exactly as you did. That there was a reason for the slowdown. Great first post!

Jaime said...

I just love the quote that you shared as well as your insight into angels. Good luck in the challenge.

Daisy said...

Very nice post, Tracy. I think I've been helped by a few angels in my time. :)

Melissa Bradley said...

Terrific post. I believe that angels are all around us and have had my own experience where annoyance turned to awareness. Thank you for sharing this.

ShirleyC said...

I collect angels, and I do believe we have angels watching over us. Lovely post!

Julie said...

What a lovely post. And, I love the photo you chose, it makes me feel peaceful just looking at it.

You have such a great idea for your theme, I'm looking forward to following along with your posts!

A Quiet Corner said...

I too believe in Angels. I've had many in my life...:)JP (nice to meet you by the way!)

TexWisGirl said...

i like this. and i try to think this same way.

when i'm in terrible traffic, due to an accident, i always say 'better to be behind the accident than in it' then try to send good thoughts up ahead to those involved.

and, yes, i believe in angels, too...

KarenG said...

Great post! I've often wondered that myself when I've been delayed in traffic or for some other strange reason. And yes, I too believe in Angels!

Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful post. I believe too.

melody-mae said...

I stopped by from our Challenge and LOVE this post. I too am doing the challenge and I too BELIEVE in angels!

Connie Arnold said...

This is a lovely post. I believe in angels too, and although we aren't aware of them and what is happening, that we are being guided and protected in so many ways.

Out on the prairie said...

We all need to take time out and become aware of better reasons for circumstances we encounter in our lives

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I believe in angels too. I'm pretty sure I forgot to take some notes.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awesome post, Tracy.. I too believe in angels--and know that they watch over us.

Have you seen the little sentence on my blog sidebar which says: "A raindrop landing on your cheek is a kiss from someone that lives in heaven and is watching over you".... Anyhow--those are my angels --watching over me!!!!! Thanks be to God.
Hugs,
Betsy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've been seeing other posts on this same challenge, and admire those like you who take that challenge!!

You're written a beautiful and thoughtful post that reminds me of why I also believe in angels!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Munir said...

Please don't drive fast and yes I am pretty sure there was a purpose for that car to go slow, we don't know what kind of kindness we get from up above and who is our angel.

Munir said...

Please don't drive fast and yes I am pretty sure there was a purpose for that car to go slow, we don't know what kind of kindness we get from up above and who is our angel.

Jess said...

Wonderful post! So TRUE!

There have been so many times someone has poked in front of me and when I finally got on the Interstate, I passed a horrible wreck. I realize at that moment, that could have been me and I thank the Lord for slowing me down. :)

I'm doing the A to Z thing too. I hope you visit me. I'm looking forward to reading more of your thoughts.

lizy-expat-writer said...

My daughter believes in angels - I probably do without calling them that! Like your blog though so I look forward to reading more. Mine is on http://lizy-expat-writer.blogspot.com

Wanda's Wings said...

I do believe in angles.

Inger said...

Angels are present here too. I named my German Shepherd Angel and she has looked after me for 12 years now. I know there are other angels watching too. Thanks for this.

EmptyNester said...

I believe in angels too! And have often had the same thought- that that slow poke ahead saved me from a ticket or an accident all directed by an angel!

SherryE said...

I believe in angels, too! Great way to start the blog challenge.

Nancy Claeys said...

Lovely and thoughtful post, Tracy. Guardians of any kind are good to have. :)

Karen Walker said...

ooh, lovely beginning to this challenge. Thank you
karen

ElizabethSheryl said...

A great positive way to look at it. I've had many experiences with my angel/spirit guide in the car. I think it is a place where your mind is on auto pilot for the most part.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

How wonderful that you were aware enough to move from annoyance to appreciation. I will try to remember this the next time I get behind a car that seems to be going too slow.

I believe in angels, too--not necessarily the white winged ones, but touches from heaven.

Looking forward to the other posts! :-)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

What a terrific post, and great way to start the challenge. I believe in angels, too, and am pretty sure they've saved my keister more than once.

Damyanti said...

I love the quote by Freeman at the end.

Look forward to your challenge posts!

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---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Catherine said...

Beautiful thoughts - beautiful words!
xo Catherine

Beth Zimmerman said...

Wow! I believe in angels but never thought of them quite that way. Next time I am behind an annoyingly slow car ... I will try to remember.

Rosalind Adam said...

A fascinating thought. I do believe in Angels. They are there, aren't they.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Lovely post! I too believe in angels.

Doris

The Broad said...

Well said! I'm sure you figured it out exactly right!