Thursday, May 8, 2008

Angels are everywhere

Once I went into a shop with a friend and saw little bags of gold coloured angels for sale. I think the bag was labelled 'Angel Confetti' and I thought "Wow!" (thinking of how useful they would be). The angels are a neat little size, perhaps just under an inch in height and their gold colour makes them stand out.

I keep them in my bag and every now and then I pull one out and leave it somewhere. E.g. If I am in an eating place, when I get up to leave I will place an angel on the table where I was so that the next person will find it. If I am at a counter buying something I surreptitiously leave an angel for the next customer. Sometimes I place one in the envelope when I am paying a bill using FasDeposit so the person in the bank will find it when they process my cheque.

Sometimes I will hand one to someone directly, without saying or explaining anything. E.g. I was in the paint shop once and, after paying for the paint I dipped into my bag pulled out an angel and handed it to the girl. She looked at it for a while, probably trying to figure out what it was, then she smiled, nodded, looked at me and we both laughed. That was it, no words were necessary.

Once standing in the line at the bank, I was getting something out of my bag and a host of the confetti angels fell to the floor. I decided to leave them there, feeling that someone who needed to see them would come upon them. Later, as I was further up in the line, I looked back and saw some women looking at them. They seemed curious, yet reluctant to bend and look closer or pick them up. Maybe all day people saw them and left them there. Perhaps because they were ultimately meant for the cleaner who would be there mopping and cleaning the bank after working hours. Maybe she picked them up and took them home for her family.

As I went for my walk this morning I wished for today to be that kind of day: a day when I myself go somewhere and find something unexpected that lifts me as I imagine finding those angels would. Serendipity. Lately there seems to be so much ugliness around.

7 comments:

Guanaguanare said...

Elspeth, I hope that you will encounter the manifestations of our best wishes for you today.
Blessings.

angelboy said...

Hi Elspeth,

I must say I was a little sad to hear your goodbye on the other blog...but understood perfectly that all things last as long as they are supposed too.

Anyway like the Angels i flutter in an out of your existence as the sprit moves me and i know you would have it no other way. As i checked the old blog recently i was delighted to find out that you haven't stoped blogging but just moved and so i found "nowiswowtoo" !

oh what joy! so today in the middle of my work insanity, i thought let me escape to your blog for a breath of freash air and there it lay before me the song onf my earthly soul..."Angels exist everwhere"...well yuh know with an introduction like that your angelboy had to chime in and say YES!!!!!!!!!!!! they do!!!!!!!!

i do hope you find many uplifting things on your journey and i too will put my bag of angel confetti to good use now, maybe I'll find one of yours and you one of mine.

sweet angel dreams!

Elspeth said...

Thanks, Guanaguanare (winged creature).

And Angelboy! How fitting that you should tune in today. I'm not sure if you're in UK or TT now, but as angels are everywhere I guess you're in all places at once.

Lynn said...

I hope you find "your angels"...and that only good things start happening soon.

I loved reading this post, love that you give away your angels as you do. They will come back to you in one form or another, equally good, healing, you know.

human being said...

i just saw ONE angle who was EVERYWHERE...
and that was you... i loved reading this post and see how all your moments of life are filled with beautiful thoughts and acts...
sure such a beautiful and tender soul is deeply saddened to see any ugliness...
Elspeth sure people like you create more beauty in the world.
Namaste.

human being said...

ooops sorry: angel

Rose said...

What a beautiful post...