Monday, October 01, 2012

The Pink Dress

Tomorrow (October 2nd) is the feast of the Guardian Angels, and I found this story in my email box today sent to me by a friend. You never know when you might encounter an angel in disguise.

There was this little girl sitting by herself in the park.

Everyone passed by her and never stopped to see why she looked so sad.

Dressed in a worn pink dress, 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 by her, but no one would stop.

The next day I decided to go back to the park in curiosity to see if
the little girl would still be there.

Yes, she was there, right in the very spot where she was yesterday,
and still with the same sad look in her eyes.

Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl.

For as we all know, a park full of strange people is not a place for
young children to play alone.

As I got closer I could see the back of the little girl's dress.

It was grotesquely shaped.

I figured that was the reason people just passed by and made no effort
to speak to her.

Deformities are a low blow to our society and, heaven forbid if you
make a step toward assisting someone who is different.

As I got closer, the little girl lowered her eyes slightly to Avoid my
intent stare.

As I approached her, I could see the shape of her back more clearly.
She 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 until darkness fell and the park was completely empty.

I asked the girl why she was so sad.

The little girl looked at me with a sad face said, 'Because, I'm Different...'

I immediately said, 'That you are!'; and smiled.

The little girl acted even sadder and said, 'I know.'

'Little girl,' I said, 'you remind me of an angel, sweet and innocent.'

She looked at me and smiled, and then slowly she got to her feet and
said, 'Really?'

'Yes, you're like a little Guardian Angel sent to watch over all the
people walking by.'

She nodded her head yes and smiled.

With that she opened the back of her pink dress and allowed her wings
to spread, then she said with a twinkle in her eye, 'I am. I'm your
Guardian Angel.'
I was speechless -- sure I was seeing things.

She said, 'For once you thought of someone other than yourself. My job
here is done'.

I got to my feet and said, 'Wait, why did no one stop to help an Angel?'

She looked at me, smiled, and said, 'You're the only one that could
see me,' and then she was gone.

And with that, my life was changed dramatically.

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

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