Monday, September 7, 2009


Barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by. She never tried to speak, she never said a word. Many people passed, but never did one person stop.

Just so happens the next day I decided to go back to the park, curious if the little girl would still be there.

Right in the very spot as she was yesterday she sat perched on high, with the saddest look in her eyes. Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl. As we all know a park full of strange people is not a place for young children to play.

As I began walking towards her I could see the back of the little girl's dress indicated a deformity. I figured that was the reason the people just passed by and made no effort to help. As I got closer, the little girl slightly lowered her eyes to avoid my intent stare. I could see the shape of her back more clearly. It was grotesquely shaped in a humped over form. I smiled to let her know it was ok, I was there to help, to talk.

I sat down beside her and opened with a simple Hello. The little girl acted shocked and stammered a hi after a long stare into my eyes. I smiled and she shyly smiled back. We talked 'til darkness fell and the park was completely empty. Everyone was gone and we were alone. I asked the girl why she was so sad. The little girl looked at me and with a sad face said "Because I'm different."

I immediately said "that you are!" and smiled. The little girl acted even sadder, she said, "I know." "Little girl," I said, "you remind me of an angel, she stood to her feet, and said, "Really?"

"Yes, ma'am, you're like a little guardian angel sent to watch over all those people walking by." She nodded her head yes and smiled, and with that she spread her wings and said with a twinkle in her eye, "I am." I was speechless, sure I was seeing things. She said, "And since you thought of someone other than yourself, my job here is done."

Immediately I stood to my feet and said, "Wait, so why did no one stop to help an angel?" She looked at me and smiled, "You're the only one who could see me, and you believe it in your heart." And She was gone. And with that my life was changed dramatically.

So, when you think you're all you have, remember, there is an angel always watching over you.

Pass this to everyone that means anything at all to you....make sure you send it back to the person who sent it to you, to let them know you're glad they care about the story says we all need someone..

Everyone of your friends is an angel in their own

- Author Unknown

Quote of the Day

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. -Andrew Carnegie


Tiger said...

Hi MWS, I posted this story last month too!
I dug it up from my archives, which is dated about 3 years ago.
It's a great moral for those who think they should only help those who can offer them something in return.

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Tiger

Cool! A friend sent this to me in an e-mail...I must have missed your post that time.

Indeed this story has many beautiful lessons.

Take care and God bless you and yours.

Kak Teh said...

Paula, sometimes we are too obsessed and wrapped up in our own problems and insecurities, we dont see others.
Sometimes even a smile and a simple hello helps.

Thanks for sharing.

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Kak Teh

Am glad you enjoyed this post. What you said is so true..It is so important to impart hope and love to those around us even if we have our own baggage to carry...

Take care and have a blessed Ramadhan season.