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The Angel

Barefoot and dirty, the little girl just sat in the park and watched people
go by. She never tried to speak, she never said a word.
Many people passed, but not one person glanced her way, no one
stopped, including me.

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 she was yesterday,
she sat perched on high, with the saddest look in her eyes.

But, today I could not just walk away, concerned only with my affairs.
Instead found myself walking 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 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 care. 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 okay, 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 said, "Because I am 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, sweet and innocent."

She looked at me and smiled slowly, she stood to her feet and said,
"Really?" "Yes, dear, 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, " I am.
I'm your guardian angel." with a twinkle in her eye. I was speechless,
sure I was seeing things. She said, "And when you began thinking of
someone other than yourself, my job here was done."

Immediately I stood to my feet and said, "Wait, so why did no one
else stop to help an angel?" She looked at me and smiled, "You're
the only one who could see me", and she was gone.

With that my life was changed dramatically. So when you think
you're all you have, remember, your angel is always watching over you.

Mine was....

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

For every one of your friends is an angel in his or her own way.

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