Angels Among Us

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt
Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt

Are there angels among us?

"We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other." -- Luciano De Crescenzo

I first read these words when I was reading Leo Buscaglia's book, "Loving Each Other." The words leaped from the book with such force that I was startled. I stopped and read it again...and again. The word angel has always been associated with supernatural beings that this was utterly a new way of thinking.

You? Me? The baker who lives across the street? The teacher in school? The plumber who always charges me more? How about that girl with the mean scowl? Are they 'angels' too? You got to be kidding!

Don't tell me that the people around us are angels among us? Huh?

This new awareness seemed to penetrate my consciousness. Soon I found myself looking at people and events with wide eyed wonder. I began playing a game with God. "Are you going to send me an angel today?"

I can hear God answer with a huge grin, "You bet!"

"Okay," I beamed back, curious and excited.

There are angels everywhere. There are angels where I am right now. There are angels wherever I go. There are angels among us! If you could hear my mind talk, this is what it was saying.

Photo by theshanghaieye
Photo by theshanghaieye

Angels Comfort You

I remember once doing grocery with a heavy heart. When I reached the meat section, I saw a mom and a boy pushing the cart in front of me. Suddenly, the boy turned. He was a "special" child. He glanced up and smiled endearingly. I smiled lamely for I wasn't really in the mood to interact with anyone. But then, he suddenly broke free from his mom. His mom tried to grab his arm. He wouldn't be deterred. He ran to me and hugged me, his hand patting my back. By this time, his mom had reached us, she was all apologies. I reassured her, it was alright. The boy finally allowed his mom to guide him back.

When I turned away from them, a tear escaped my eye. I could feel God whispering to me softly, "You just met your angel today."

Photo by Matthew Lizares
Photo by Matthew Lizares

Angels Guide You

I know all of us go through periods in our lives when we seek for guidance. Most especially during times when we need to make certain life changing decisions or needing to choose a certain path. My best friend and I were struggling with the responsibilities of running a preschool and we were on the verge of giving up. As I sat on a table distributing leaflets before a prayer gathering, one of the brothers in the community sat beside me. He asked how I was and we got into the discussion of running a business.

Then after hearing our struggles and problems, he asked something, "How many years have you been running the school?

"Around seven years," I replied. This conversation happened three years ago.

"How many students do you have per year?"

"Fifty to a hundred." I answered, not understanding where the conversation was going.

"Let's just say it's fifty. Fifty times seven, that's 350. Do you know you have touched the lives of three hundred fifty children all these years; don't you think that's something?"

I was struck dumb. He had given me something to think about. When I reached home, I called my best friend and I related to her our conversation. When I finished, we were both crying. I guess we had forgotten. We were so busy dealing with the problems we had forgotten to count our blessings.

When I placed the phone down, I could feel God whispering to me softly, "You just met your angel today."

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Angels Help You

As a dental student, I was having "nightmares" in dental school. The studying I could handle but I dreaded each time I had to work on a patient. And sometimes I found myself postponing any dental work. Oh but I was beautifully surrounded by several angels who were very willing to help me. Two actually offered their teeth for me to work on. I bet you would never dare volunteer if you knew I would be a nervous wreck working on your teeth. I still chuckle at the thought of my exboyfriend and the very dear girl friend still brandishing my "work of art" in their smiles. I also found a couple of teachers who actually took the time to mentor me.

After six long years of hard work in college, I finally stretched my hand to receive my diploma along with my classmates. I hear God chuckling as he whispers, "You just met your angels today."

Photo by Ferdinand Reus
Photo by Ferdinand Reus

Angels Inspire You

A five-year-old child has decided to stay under the table. She refused to come out and study. My friend, Stella, was tutoring her. I have seen her work with kids for a long time now. This was particularly a difficult case.

After work, we decide to talk for a bit before going home. "Do you want to give up this tutor thing? I can see how stressed you have become."

She tells me all about her student and the beauty she sees inside. "I don't want to give up on her. You know what, I just believe in her. I really do. If she can just stop thinking she can't do it, I know she will pull through."

I have seen many times how her belief has helped many of the kids finally come out of their shells and shine. I know because she was done that to me too. Read my hub The Lesson from the Big Ugly Bear. God softly whispers, "You just met your angel today."

Photo by Khalilshah
Photo by Khalilshah

Angels Teach You

I still could picture this tall, skinny balding guy who was an alcoholic. He was very intelligent and smart but due to his addiction, he was always getting fired from any job he went into. Those around him were feeling rather helpless with his situation. One minute they would find themselves helping him and the next they would be throwing him out most esp. when he was drunk.

One time I remember he approached my dad and asked for money. He said he was leaving on a boat. My dad, who normally refused to give him money for fear that he was going to buy booze, gave him some. Two weeks later, dad received a picture of him selling pots and pans in another city with a short note saying "Uncle Bob, thank you for your kindness." That day, beyond his addiction, I saw his heart.

Several months passed before he came back. And then every one thought he had finally changed. Sadly, he went back to drinking.

I recall once we had this short talk. I normally would just pass by and ignore him particularly if he smells of alcohol. But that day, I stopped and looked at him, really looked at him. We talked for a bit until I asked him quietly why he could not stop drinking. He bowed his head and just when I thought he wouldn't answer, he softly answered, "Please don't get mad at me."

He passed away years later due to kidney failure. Whenever I think of him, I believe we were all taught in some way or the other--perhaps about kindness or tolerance or compassion. Sometimes I would reflect, 'could we have done something more?' God softly whispers to me, "You just met your angel today."

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Angels Love You

I believe one of life's precious gifts is to have angels who truly love you. They come in many forms. And they love in different ways. Yet you know their presence in your life has led to your transformation and most of all, led you gently back to yourself.

One of these angels comes by the name of Daisy Ba-ad. She has seen me scared, fearful, and doubtful. She has been witness to my panic attacks. She has seen me break down when I could no longer be brave and strong. She has seen my monstrous side when I would rather be stubborn and argumentative. If she were not my angel, I believe she would have run away from me.

But she chose to stay. She chose to focus on the parts of me that is good, kind, compassionate and pure. She gives me enough room to grow, to make mistakes, to explore. She constantly challenges me while giving me enough support and encouragement so I could take those faltering steps of finding and loving myself.

Last night, we were discussing many things particularly about insecurities when she asked me. "I know you know God loves you. But sometimes you just can't seem to see how God sees you. Tell me, if God is looking at you right now, how would He see you?"

I refused to answer, feeling suddenly vulnerable.

"Okay, take your time."

I could feel my eyes starting to water. I started to speak, "I think if God is looking at me right now, He would see me as someone who has a wonderful heart." My answer was barely a whisper because I was sobbing. "And I know he has trained me all these years to have a good heart because that is what I would want to have...to be."

She was crying too as she gave me a bear hug. "Yes, you are that...and more." Dayzeebee was rejoicing because she knows that took a lot out of me to admit that.

I have allowed myself to be stripped of masks and pretensions. I can do that because I know I am loved for who I am and who I can become. And in that warmth, I can allow myself to soar. I could hear God whispering softly, "You have met your angel today."

Photo by Rahi Jaber
Photo by Rahi Jaber

Angels are Reflections of God's Love

Yes, we all are. In the deepest core of our beings, we are that which is love. As I am finishing this hub, hundreds of memories seem to come out reminding me of the countless people--angels among us really-- who have come to comfort, to inspire, to guide, to help, to encourage, to lift me up, to make me laugh, to teach me, to love and so much more.

Yes, we are all angels with one wing, and we are flying because we have each other.

By: Michelle Simtoco

One last note

Look around you. Have you met your angel today? Have you now come to realize that there are many angels among us? It is my deepest prayer that your lives have been blessed with angels tremendously. Much love and light..

Special thanks to all the photographers and for giving me permission to use your photos. You have been able to capture these darling angels among us in a very touching and heartwarming manner that I couldn't help but smile. God bless you.

And if you know of anyone who might need an 'angel' today, please pass this on.

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

ripplemaker this is such a beautiful hub! i could not help but shed tears of joy. i have recognized the many angels surrounding us in this community. and gee i have never been honored as much as you have done in this hub. you have shared how you believe God sees you which to me is a big sign that you are ready to soar higher this time. Soar high angel ripplemaker! i love you dearly. Godbless!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

dayzeebee, I went home last night with huge eye bags after all the crying. I value so much that you could see all the goodness within me...and that has inspired me to keep on...moving forward and onward. Thank you for all the love that has helped me heal more and more. I love you too. May we continue to recognize the "angels" around us everyday. There are so many of them. God bless you! :)


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

Ripplemaker, this is so beautiful! A while back, when I was suffering so intensely, I met two of my angels - you and Daisy. Thank you for sharing your heart so openly. You are a gem. :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

It's getting late here and I am very tired. I was getting ready to close down for the night while thinking of the things I still had to do before bed. Then I saw that Ripplemaker had just published a new hub. I thought, I'll just read one more, avoiding my other responsibilities. But I love Ripplemaker's hubs, just one more, I confessed to myself. From out of nowhere came a sudden burst of energy. Just what I needed. It must be from my angel the Ripplemaker. Great Hub as usual! Thank you and good night.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Omg..I am in tears and cannot stop..you are the Angel of the "hubs" to me. I am so embarrased by what I have written..none of my words come close to yours...and I am so envious of how you can express your inner,thoughts so very well...and touch each of us..You are a TRUE Angel..just like my daughter..OMG I am so crying now..with tears of wonder and joy and love..you are the Angel of Angels..there is no  comparison for me..This is why the Hubs are so good...because  of people...Angels like you..God Bless you My Angel...Always and forever...G-Ma Johnson :o) hugs


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jezzbb 8 years ago from Philippines

If only more people are as keen as you in recognizing angels that God is sending us, the world would be so much a better place. You are truly an angel. Bless you!


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Ripplemaker, again a brilliant and insightful hub that awakens thoughts and feelings, also that inner calm that know when you have been touched by an angel, in so many ways.

Thanks for the hub.


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

Michelle,

"God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs. Therefore, it is vital that we serve each other. The abundant life is also achieved as we magnify our view of life, expand our view of others, and our own possibilities. Thus the more we follow the teachings of the Master, the more enlarged our perspective becomes. We see many more possibilities for service than we would have seen without this magnification. There is great security in spirituality, and we cannot have spirituality without service!" Spencer W. Kimball

Yes, I too believe that we are angels for each other in our daily lives. I do believe in angels.

Thanks Michelle for another wonderful Hub.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

This is a very special and beautiful hub. I believe angels are always looking out for us.


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bluewings 8 years ago from Milkyway

It becomes so easy to stay happy and motivated if we take the time to spot our angels and realize that there's always a helping hand somewhere around.I am glad I read your hub.:) And yeah, the photos are truly nice!


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sixtyorso 8 years ago from South Africa

Ripplemaker this is truly an inspirational hub. We often don't stop and contemplate all the good things in life. we are all touched by angels all the time. But we perhaps are so busy being angry or hurt or wrapped up in our own problems that we just don't notice the angels around us ready to help, encourage or just give us a smile. i particularly love it when a small child (a stranger) just gives that fleeting little shy smile which you can take with you in your heart for a while. or that old bag lady shuffling  along just gives that twinkly wink which says i am more than you see here. Thanks for helping us see our angels.

Great Hub!


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funride 8 years ago from Portugal

You never fooled me Michelle :) , I saw your goodness the first time you comment on my Broken Wrists hub. I could have been a little skeptic back then but I can assure you that you were a real Angel to me ever since and I´m very thankful for having you as a good friend. THANK YOU!


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

I've had an angel on my shoulder, for years. But it's true that all you need to do is open your eyes to see the angels that enter our lives, every day! Thank you for a beautiful hub!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Amy, thank you for your openness and willingness. As we gave, we received twice as much. Isn't it just wonderful? Thank you so very much for the gift of your friendship. You are loved tremendously. Take care...

Dottie, Dayzeebee told me your comment that if we could only see ourselves through God's eyes, we would remove low self-esteem. She mentioned that prodded her to make me contemplate on that thought. You have been my "angel" too. Thank you for your loving words that inspire me continually.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Your words were greatly needed today. All too often, I lose track of what's really important in life: faith, family, and friends. After a difficult last few days, your words ring true to my heart. We are surrounded by angels, and we must also be an angel to others. May God bless you and all you do. This was truly inspiring for me today!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

My dearest G-Ma, your words speak so much of truth I am also teary-eyed by what you wrote. I am deeply humbled and grateful..your love for people shows and I am blessed to have known you through Hubpages. I accept your hug as I give you mine. Your daughter is blessed to have you as her mom. All the best to you...

jezzbb, sometimes we need to close our minds and see with our hearts. It makes the world a bit different. I use to view life very differently and I am just so glad I am more at peace now. Thanks so much for all the help you have given to Daisy and me. We know you are our angel too.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Rodney, I like what you said...an inner calm that comes with knowing. Yes, once you are touched by an angel, it brings about a stillness and joy and peace that you can't explain. And for that moment, you bask in that warmth of love. Thank you Rodney.

Hi Diana, thanks for sharing that inspirational quote. I know you believe in angels because it is evident in the kindness you have shown to me and other hubbers. Your view of life and God just shines through. Thanks so much for the gift of you.

SweetiePie, I know they are keeping a look out on you too. Take care..


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Bluewings, I stumbled upon the photos and truly they are a gift. Yes, it's wonderful to be able to "spot" angels around us. When you do, it just brightens your day..just like that! May you spot yours when you need it the most. :)

Sixtyorso, you are a wise man whose heart recognizes the glory in the ordinary. Yes, I was truly shocked and delighted that a kid (a stranger) would hug me in the grocery. But more than that, it was God's way of comforting me and I couldn't help but 'cry.' Thank you for your sharing. I am inspired by it.

Funride, you are honest. Thank you for that. LOL I actually just want to grasp your wrists and pray for it to heal. Your friendship is treasured and I still have Portugal on my wish list to visit someday. :) Until then...

rmr, the thought of your angel on your shoulder made me smile. :) Yes, when I became more aware, suddenly they were everywhere! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Rob, I guess that is why life is so interesting and endlessly fascinating because we experinece so much remembering and forgetting...and that's why we need each other. :) I am glad you found comfort and joy in reading this hub as I was touched when I was writing it. It works wonderfully well, don't you think so? To your angels...


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Eric Graudins 8 years ago from Australia

Michelle,

What a wonderful hub. And magical stories.

Angels don't always have wings. And you, Michelle, are one of them.


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glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

People should take more time to notice the angels among us. Thank you for showing us just how many there are on Earth, and what actions to be thankful for.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

A beautiful hub ripplemaker!! some of these words sent cold chills (nice one) all over my body! I hope and am sure this hub will bring out lots of love and kindness

I think I have met my angel today:)


kh2007 8 years ago

Wow, nice article, thank you!


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talented_ink 8 years ago from USA

You never cease to amaze me with your insight. I always have an idea of angels being winged and larger than life, but sometimes they could take the form of a 3 year old. Great hub!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Eric, I laughed out loud at the images that came to my mind when you said 'angels don't always have wings.' Yes, some are bearded or looked tough, some sweet and affectionate, some in white coats and others with brooms..the list goes on. :)

Glassvisage, yes, noticing sometimes happens after the event. Sometimes even years later. :)

Kh2007, thanks for reading and dropping by.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi compu-smart!!! Welcome back! :) I liked what you said, if indeed this hub could bring forth all the love and kindness from within, I am so gloriously happy! Go forth my friend and spread it to those whom you meet. You may meet more angels along the way.

Talented Ink, I used to imagine angels to be that too...but these words about us being angels to each other, I have held it close in my heart for all these years. Luciano De Crescenzo was an angel then and now.


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MoralsEthics1960 8 years ago from Florida

I am sitting here in awe of your writings about angels all around us. I never would of thought you ever had any moments in your life that you doubted yourself. From your picture all i see is beauty that shines brightly.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Thankyou ripple maker:) I never thought id ever! be on the lookout for angels but my search begins!


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

hey. compu-smart welcome back! great to find up and about and searching for your angels. hey do you know you're one?wink:)


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

My goodness, I had tears because you speak with such depth and love. I remember years ago when I was going through a very difficult time, and while I was waiting for the train during rush hour to go home, a man came up to me and gave me a rose; he was not trying to pick me up as he was with his girlfriend, he simply wanted to give me that rose, which lifted me up and made my eyes wet. He was my angel that day.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Moral Ethics, thank you so much for your kind words. I am just like anyone else. Sometimes I have my low moments too :) And that's when I see the beauty of the "angels" all around me and that lifts me up and tells me I am not alone. Thank you.

Compu-smart, what can I say? Just want to laugh out loud with you. Go, go! Enjoy life... :) daisy is right, you are one angel.

VioletSun, that is a wonderful sharing! Isn't it just great to know that somebody does care? I always feel a hug from God when someone just comes and does things unexpectedly. May you "see" and meet many more... Hugs...


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viralprospector 8 years ago from DFW Texas

That is very beautiful writing. I really like how you look at this, and I often am amazed how things go in life. There is richness and insight in your descriptions. Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

Bravo...


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soyelude 8 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

Someone recommended this particular hub....it's simply awesome. I am happy I checked! Your lucid writing conveys depth and warmth. You have succeeded in getting me to appreciate the Angels I have met in this life...and took for granted! Now again another has come my way and you have helped me realise it....I met my Angel today.

Fantastic hub Ripplemaker...Bless you.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

viralprospector and soyelude, yes it is amazing how things can happen in our lives...how friendships are formed, how we are helped and in the end, we all just want to experience all the goodness that life can bring. I pray that you will have that and more...Thanks! God bless you both! :)


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SparklingJewel 8 years ago from upper midwest

Many Blessings and thank you for such love in words!

Good night!


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Great hub and thanks for being the perfect angel I will remember you a long time.


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California

Great job on this hub Ripplemaker! As I read your hub I was reminded of some of the most challenging times in my own life where God used people to be as his angels of love, giving me just what I needed to carry on life's journey.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Thank you very much for this beautiful and inspirational hub. There is ocean of love within us and everywhere around of us...amd myriads of shining, helpful angels. Be blessed.


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┼şїlзИtтεÃrs┼ 8 years ago

you know...u give me hope that there must be some good people though people in my home town live by the Code me myself n i who cares about the others.".it is nice to see that there are some great people in this world ...and that life doesn't always have to be dark ... Everyone of us has a good thing deep inside and its is how we make use of that that matters... c ya


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

I am so blessed to receive so much from your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your insights, thoughts and feelings. Take care...


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Paraglider 8 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Wonderful stuff :)


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California

ripplemaker -

Beautiful. I too believe that angels are around us daily, IF we will but take notice. We too, need to consider our own power "as" angels to those around us - and understand our responsibility in life - to be such. Serving others is what brings the greatest joy in our lives and the lives of those we come in contact with.

Thank you.

tDMg

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antoinette 8 years ago

miss Michelle!!!!!!!!!!! this is tear-jerking! ?_? very beautiful ms. we are all angels to each other.... and you shoulc know that you and ms daisy were the first angels who made us see that we can be angels too..... GOD bless you more!!!


milladawg00 8 years ago

My husband came home from work Friday and told me a story. He told me lately he has been praying to God and thanking him for all the blessings in his life. He was at work on a break when a tall man came up to him and sat down and started talking with him. He said his name was Kim and he was from Nashville. He asked him some things about him and also asked what his hopes and dreams are. My hubby said, well, my life has been good and I am actually pretty content and the man said, that's great! He also told my hubby that he seems like a good guy. It came time for my hubby to go back to work and the guy all of a sudden said to him, I'd like you to know you were visited by an angel this morning and then squeezed his hand and left and disappeared into the crowd. My hubby is still in shock about it. I believe it was an angel and he was just letting him know things are okay.


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franciaonline 8 years ago from Philippines

Thanks, ripplemaker, for affirming my concept of angels. Yes, they are not the abstract 2-winged beings that we cannot touch and see. They are exactly what you talked about in your hub. But fragile as we are, sometimes, we forget that we are in a world of angels.Reading your hub reconnects me to the angelic qualities of people who do things for us in joy and in pain. The most important thing to ask, after reading your article: Have I been an angel to others lately? If not, what's stopping me from being one?

Please visit my hubpage when you find the time.

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Isn't it just amazing how we can be angels to each other? :) Yes, let us keep on doing that to help make the world a better place. Thanks guys for sharing your heart.


Jeanette M 8 years ago

ripplemaker, this is truly a beautiful hub. It's so easy to overlook everyday blessings. Sometimes it takes a traumatic event to make us open our eyes to see the beauty around us. Thanks for your eye opening hub, it's much sweeter than the usual ton of bricks it takes for me to wake up : )

J


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Michelle! What an inspiration you are. This is definitely one of your best hubs to date. Keep channeling your goodness the world need people like you desperately.

regards Zsuzsy


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Deelstra 8 years ago

Love the hub. Love the angels. Check out the book Blessings In The Mire. YOU will appreciate it.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

To our awakenings, to spreading goodness (Hi Zsuzsy, it makes me smile whenever you come by) and Blessings in the Mire? Okay, I will try to look for that book. :) Thanks my dear fellow hubber angels. :)


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Julie A. Johnson 8 years ago from Duluth, MN

ripplemaker, I have been thinking about gaurdian angels lately (just because my son must have at least a dozen of them), but there are so many kinds have angels personified in unique individuals we come in contact with. And sometimes we fail to recognize the angels among us until many years later. Thanks for bringing this important idea to mind. Julie


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Yes Julie and I know God is whispering to you today, "Don't worry. All is well. I have send you and your son many angels for all time. " Loving thoughts to you and your precious one. Take care...


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franciaonline 8 years ago from Philippines

Hi ripplemaker,

Thank you for joining my fan club. I'll keep visiting your site and be nourished by your insights there.

There's a lot of positive energy in your hub! My best wishes!

franciaonline


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Home 'n Biz Blend 8 years ago from Yarrawonga Park

Thanks thanks for sharing your heart. It's what I love to do but have held back on doing so much. Well, not any more.

Maybe I can be that wing for somebody. And we'll both reaaally fly. :)


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Merilyn, you have touched me today with your comment. If I have been able to create a ripple of love, I am deeply grateful. Yes, go and spread your wings and share your heart and be blessed doubly more. :D


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Juliet Christie 8 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

Oh my God this is so inspirational. As I sat here reading this hub I feel like I have just been touched by an angel.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Your warm smile is shining brilliantly upon me today and your words coming your heart is making me radiant too! LOL. Thank you Juliet, you are a dear. :)


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Patricia Bedard 8 years ago from Venice Beach

Love this hub! Have it on my favs!


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christinekv 8 years ago from Washington

Precious hub Ripplemaker...reading about the little boy in the grocery store reminded me of a time back in Hawaii when my youngest son was a baby. We stopped in to visit a friend of mine who was a big sister to me in the Lord and always busy about planning the next outreach to reach others with Jesus' love. Upon greeting her, I told my son to give auntie butterfly kisses and he batted his eyelashes against her cheek...she'd never heard of or experienced such a thing before and said she felt that she'd just been kissed by God, through my son and was blessed by that.

I know you must feel this more than I, but I have to say it anyway, you sure have a beautiful friend in Ms Dayzee....

Nice hub and glad you are a blessing to and are being blessed by others - hope the kids and their families realize how special you are!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks Patricia-- to a kindred soul. :)

Christine, I am so touched by the words you wrote here. As I read this amidst my busy schedule the past week, I can't help but feel so much emotion welling up inside. Yes, I am grateful for Daisy and the friendship we share---and the chance to bless and be blessed by all those whom I meet daily. Thank you. Thank you very much. God bless you too.


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jerky ong 8 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

This is very beautiful. It really made me stop and think of all the people I've encountered. I have to admit that for a while now, my faith hasn't been exactly strong but after reading your blog, I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me realize all the good that has come into my life that I refused to see. God bless you...


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Jerky Ong, your words warm my heart tonight. Thank you very much. God bless you too.


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Elijah S 8 years ago from Europe

I don't believe in angels but this is a sweet article.


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rarestone1 8 years ago

Thank you for your very uplifting article. Sure there is angels among us. we are all beautiful angels in our own way.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks Elijah and rarestone :)


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betherickson 8 years ago from Minnesota

Hi again ripplemaker. I was at your 15mins yoga lesson hub a while ago and found this warm, lovely and heartful of joy hub you made here. I love your articles. It brings tears of joy to me. :) Another thumbs up.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi beth, thank you for dropping by and commenting. As I read your profile, I know and believe you are an angel to many. Keep sharing your light... :)


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starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona

Such a beautiful idea for a hub! Thanks for sharing.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi starrkissed, angels have inspired me to write this hub LOL thanks for dropping by. love your name. :)


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Froggy213 8 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

A wonderful hub!!!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Froggy! Thanks for gracing this hub :) Like you, I've been touched by many angels amongst us. Take care...


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Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

You are surely one of them.

thanks.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

HI Benson, thanks for visiting Hub Angels! :)


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efeglo 8 years ago from Nigeria

I love the angles, thanks for this beautiful hubs.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi efeglo, seeing people in a different angle is indeed beautiful! :) Thanks for the comment.


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gjcody 8 years ago

ripplemaker ...what a beautiful hub. I will keep that thought in mind. I love to help people and I will also watch out for those angels when my day is not going as well as expected. You must be a beautiful person to have such beautiful thoughts ...My best to you!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

It has been a busy day in our preschool. And the kids have been practicing their presentations for our sem-ender activity this coming friday. And so I feel 'poofed." Thank you for your lovely comment gjcody. It made me read this hub again. I still get teary eyed every time I read this one. I am gently reminded again and again of all the angels that come into our lives. Take care...


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gjcody 8 years ago

ripplemaker ...You know it was once said to me that "Once someone touches your life ...it is never the same" ...Interesting thought ...I am sure you have touched many peoples lives and they are never the same.

As you said angels are everywhere! We just have to be on the awareness level ..keep on hubbing ..I hope this finds you well!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi gjcody, isn't that beautiful that we all have the capacity to affect each other? :) And in a beautiful way too. Thank you for adding your thoughts here. I appreciate that. May your awareness increase daily as I hope mine will. :)


mikeq107 8 years ago

morning Michelle:0)

Great hub and very true!

Have a wonderful Day Mike:0)


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Mike :) I'm on my way to rest for the night. LOL Have a bright and beautiful day ahead of you and watch out for those angels. They are everywhere :) hahaha God bless you.


mikeq107 8 years ago

oooooooooooooooops Good Night then my friend :0)

And I will watch the day LOL

Later Mike :0)


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hibiscus_mel 8 years ago from Marlton, New Jersey

You have a gentle way of touching people's lives Michelle. I like your hubs. Very inspiring. ;-)


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi hibiscus_mel. It takes a gentle person to recognize that in another. :) You must be one gentle angel soul too. :) Thanks and be blessed.


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rockinjoe 7 years ago from Standing right behind you!

I will keep my eyes open for angels from now on. Maybe you're the first I've found. Thanks for the "eye opening" hub.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi rockinjoe, I know you will meet and remember many more. :-) And if someone ever throws a shoe at me (other than fluffly slippers), I'll call you to rescue me. LOL That was so sweet.


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I'm fairly new to hubpages, and most certainly love to read more than write, so I've read quite a few. Yours is among two that have really touched me. God gave you the keyboard and guided your strokes to writing this hub, didn't He? There really aren't words, but "Thank You".


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Proud Mom, you bless me with your sincerity and I had to smile at God and how He led you to this hub through Dottie1's profile page (yes she told me about your email). Thank you so much. I recognize that you are one of those who recognizes angels too. God bless you. :-)


Lynn 7 years ago

funny, I had a very similar experience some years ago. I was feeling very sad

and depressed. I went to the checkout line in a local supermarket and there

was the most beautiful little boy sitting in his mother's basket. He smiled

and it lit up the room. He kept saying "I love you". The mother, unlike the

mother in your situation was startled. She said "you don't love her,

you don't even know her". But the little boy just kept smiling and said

"I love you".

The mother couldn't have known how much that little boy's words

comforted my bruised and heavy heart.

I felt my heavenly Father speaking through him and he was my little angel that day.

I'll never forget him.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Lynn, I am feeling so joyful reading your sharing. I just feel so much of God's love through your story. I thank you for taking the time to write it all down for many to read and be inspired as well. I pray you may meet more and I know that in your own way you too will be an angel for others. God bless you. :-)


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megankouz 7 years ago

Awesome and inspiring hub! So glad I came across it.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

HI megankouz, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I'm glad to have come across you too. :-) Enjoy HubPages!


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Dear Ripplemaker, In joining my fan club, THAT was an act of an "angel in action"... because I have now been introduced to your writing and thoughts. Just reading your profile made me know that we would be friends. I chose this article to read of yours first.......and it was an excellent choice! A friend of mine just lost her mother; another friend's father has just undergone surgery and he was not in the best of health prior to needing that; another is going through a trying time at work, etc. All of them NEED this article and I plan to forward it to them. You are a very special person..........correction, angel!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi, a funny thought came to me when I saw your name.."Oh it's Peggy, the rock girl!"  LOL If you are drawn to the beauty of rocks,  I believe it is quite easy for you to be drawn to all the other angels that surround our very lives. :-)  I smiled at the quiet confidence in your sentence when you say, "I know that we would be friends."  I'd like that.  I'm saying a little prayer for your friends who are undergoing some tough challenges.  May an angel comfort them somehow... Thanks Peggy for your kind heart. 

 

 


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Denny Lyon 7 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

What a beautiful piece you wrote from your heart, just wonderful! Going through spiritual training is tough on the ego at first just like you talk about until it starts to make sense to us. After a while we get used to it and it becomes a JOY as we learn the way of spiritual obedience is actually freedom not enslavement! It's like our cultural conditioning is the dirt we have to scrape off to reveal the stunning spirit hiding underneath that was there all along. Sounds like you have a terrific mentor with whom you are simpatico, very lucky indeed. Many mentors are not so pleasant but effective angels nonetheless. You make her proud I'm sure of that!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Denny, I am blessed to have wonderful mentors. Daisy is one of them...and a very good friend at that :-) Yes, love comes with joy and freedom and the unfolding of the beautiful spirit that lies within each one of us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. May angels bless your life in many ways.


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Genesis 7 years ago from Canada

Thank you ever so much for this! I'm beyond words as the tears roll down my face. God BLESS YOU and all the other disguised angels out there!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Genesis, thank you for dropping by and commenting. I read this hub again and cried again too. I am grateful every time I am reminded that we are loved and many angel surround us. There is nothing to fear. All is well. Loving hugs to you Genesis. :-)


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solarcaptain 7 years ago from california

You are truly one of the chosen.  What a transformation, from dentist to teacher and angel.  Actually the angel was there underneath all along. You are so fortunate to have a close friend to confide in.  I had two best friends as an adult.  One was in the service with me.  He came out with a wounded spirit; turned away from spiritual values and  created a perfect life around "things." including his little wifey. Well, the other friend waited until I was out of town, then drove his car into a pole. It has been over 20 years now.  I decided if I can't get over it, then I'll try to understand and pray for him and all who lost his quirky way of looking at life, that laugh, his being able to see straight through the absurdities we endure to survive.  I want to reach out and somehow pull him back and say no, no, you made a mistake, It is I who should have gone.

thank you for your spirituality and generous sharing.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi solarcaptain, it is a delight to hear from you on this Sunday night. Yes, having friends where we can bare our souls do help us a lot in our journey in life. The loving space given without conditions helps the other grow and find ourselves and constantly challenges us to be better. I sensed your deep loss of this friend. I know he was your angel as I am sure you have that to him too. Isn't it truly beautiful that the more we are able to see beyond each person, their "angel" or divine like qualities begin to shine. It is I who would like to thank you now for sharing. Loving hugs to you my friend. Keep on loving... :-)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Ripplemaker, I think this is probably one of the most beautiful and truest things I have ever read. Once again, your ripples of love go out and help others! It is my birthday and this is my present. Thank you, you are my angel today!!! I will come and reread this when I doubt. Ripplemaker, you are a genuinely wonderfully loving person...I am so glad that I came to HubPages and in doing so was able to read this. God moves in mysterious ways! I was moved to tears, and I am remembering all my angels...Thanks!!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I needed this one , you are right angels are among us especially when we need them the most and you were my angel just now. Thanks for an inspirational article.:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi K@ri, happy happy birthday! That is so cool...this hub being your birthday present? Thank you for those kind words. I sent you an email last night to give you my birthday greetings. :-) Indeed God moves in mysterious ways. He also brought you into my life. How's that for starters? So keep on recognizing your angels..they are many amongst us. :-)

Hi AEvans, yes they do seem to pop up when we needed them the most. God bless you continually with the eyes and the heart to "see" them around you. Keep on being an angel to others as you have been on Hubpages. Take care..


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Yes Virgina, there are Angels amongst us. Beautiful hub dear. I have see and met many Angels, you never know until lthey have left you befuddled it seems. They take great interest in us. And I have angels of your kind here in this hub all around me, I know these angels and they are all the same. Wonderful isn't it?


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi CC...it is truly, superbly, greatly wonderful! And you explained it so well to Virginia too. :-) Thank you for being one of my angels Charlie. Hugs...


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Purple Perl 7 years ago from Bangalore,India

Excellent hub,and truly refects the wonderful person you are,ripplemaker.


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Ripplemaker, what a lovely, heartfelt hub. Isn't it funny how often, when we are troubled, we find our angels when we reach out to help someone else?


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Purple Perl, it takes one to know one. :-) Lovely to meet you here on Hubpages!

Hi Dolores, yes, it is amazing that when we give, we receive twice as much. I thank you for sharing your insight... :-) To angels!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Ripplemaker, I love this page! It is beautifully written and what a lesson to us all as to how we should treat one another. Angels. Exquisite. Thank you.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks James! It's nice to be connected to people who finds value in the same things as I do. Angels are supremely wonderful...like you! :-)


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Wow, what an inspiring Hub. So nice to find one who understands about angels as I have come to, and is also a big fan of the miraculous in every day. Thanks so much for setting this down for us.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi REdElf, there is indeed something miraculous transpiring everyday. :-) Thanks too for reading this one. :-)


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Reed Talonario 7 years ago

Thanks for this little bit of inspiration. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we can make big positive changes for others by doing small things. This was a very nice reminder.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Reed, creating one ripple is sometimes all we ever need to do... :-) Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Welcome to hubpages :-)


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

Huh I've been crying since I open my pc. Last night I didn't close your "I am special" video via you tube and earlier it led me to another video which led me to dayzeebee's "angel" hub that led me here. huh you guys are tearjerkers! This is just wonderful! huh no words can express what I'm feeling right now and yes I've met my "angels" today!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Charia, I was at work when Daisy told me about your comment. And now I am home and saw your comment too. Thank you my dear Sol. You are touched by His love and we are just instruments. It is a beautiful thing to be reminded of God's love through the people that we meet in our lives. Be an angel to someone today...take care... love and light...


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Smireles 7 years ago from Texas

Ripplemaker, This is a wonderful, beautiful hub. Thank you.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Smireles, it is a joy to have you here. Many thanks too. :)


Kim Garcia 7 years ago

Wow!! What an incredible message!! Yes....we all need to reach out and touch someone's lives daily. I know for a fact that angels have reached out to my husband as well as myself on several occasions. The latest being on the highway....an old man walking by the side of the road, dirty, grungy, but nonetheless my husband felt compelled to pull over and give him a ride. Upon doing so....he took this old man to the nearest gas station, whereupon he proceeded to drop him off upon his request. When my husband turned around to say something to this man....he had already disappeared.

I believe we are given many test throughout our lives, just to see if we pass, or how compassionate we are. This incident....by my observation was a test.

But I love the fact that you have included so many different types of angels for various types of needs. Beautifully written. Peace n' Blessings!! ~K


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Kim: I loved reading your story and sharing. Angels do come in unexpected ways and in different forms. How we perceive them will depend on where we are. I've been blessed by angels more than anything else. Love and peace to you too. :)


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itakins 7 years ago from Irl

Beautiful .


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Itakins: Thank you.


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My Digest 7 years ago

This made me teary eyed. We are surrounded by angels everywhere. It is beautiful to be reminded of that. Thank you.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

My Digest, yes we are surrounded by many angels. Thank you for dropping by. :)


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY

There are some people who always find what wrong with a a persons character and I think that is because they are always looking. They see the flaws and miss the person, or should I say the angel.

Reading this all I could think was that what is important is to see the soul in people. Look for the good — and keep looking until it emerges. You never know who or where that angel is . .but we are all angels in some way arent we? Thanks for this hub . . great read to start my day:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi wavegirl, I answer that with a resounding yes! We all are angels in one way or the other. :) Thanks for dropping by! :)


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Mamajal 7 years ago from England

Wow, just found this hub after writing of the very same thing yesterday. Yesterday was my Realisation Day! I had to hub about it as soon as I got home. Your wonderful hub just reaffirmed my own beliefs. It does happen to other people! I am not going mad!

Its only when you connect with an angel that you start to remember all the others who have touched your life too. I am filled with a new found love for humanity and all of life.


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Mamajal 7 years ago from England

Beautifully written hub. Your heart shines through your words.x


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Mamajal, to renew that love for humanity and all of life is a wondrous thing! I say YES to that! Thank you for reading this angel hub. Continue to be an angel to others. :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

A very, very, lovely, beautiful, amazing Hub. I've bookmarked it so I can read it again. I believe there are Angels around us, it's up to us to make the connection to get the utmost benefit.

Love it. The photos are gorgeous too. little angels :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Lady E, thank you for reading this hub. This is one of my favorite hubs because like you I believe there are angels among us. Thank you for your heartwarming comment. :)


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BL Tween 6 years ago

Wonderful Hub! thanks!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thank you BL Tween for visiting one of my favorite hubs of all time. :) Blessings.


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J.J. Beach 6 years ago

Love the hub, wish I knew the angels were really here.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

JJ, they were. Soon you will know. Blessings. :)


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Lovely and gracious hub. I need to look harder for my angels too. Thank you for being such an angel...


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Love your avatar frogyfish..it's so cute. I bet those adorable eyes will find it easy to recognize angels... :) Thanks for the visit!


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Michelle Joy...

My kaibigan!!! C´mon now, are you trying to tell me you do not see the halo around your head? Well, that´s a characteristic trait in an angel: humility! You have been blessed so you can spread your own blessings by flapping your pearly wings and drawing a smile from everyone around you.

Sweet hub!

Thumbs up!

warmest regards and blessings, love and light to you, little angel!

Al


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TurnOnYourSenses 6 years ago

Well, I just have to comment on all of the comments that bless your hub! That speaks to itself how we are all attracted to knowing our angels. Thank you for your beautiful and etheric hub. I wanted to ask if you have ever read any of Doreen Virtue's books? She writes wonderful pieces on Angels, and she is the one that has taught me so much about our angelic friends. Thank you, and angels walk among us.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Al,I love how you view things and people so positively. You bring a warm smile to my heart as I read your comment. Hahaha As for my halo, there are days I forget I have one and this hub reminds me of this often. So thank you for visiting and sending loving angel thoughts my way. :)

TurnOnYourSenses, yes, we are all here because indeed we are drawn to the divinity that is within us and around us. I haven't heard of her but that sounds very interesting. I will try to find her :) Thank you for your recommendation... and for being here.


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creativelycc 6 years ago from Maine

Dear Ripplemaker,

This article is so beautiful, thank you very much, and so refreshing!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

creativelycc: I thank you dearly for allowing me to come to this hub. This is truly one of my favorites and it still gives me a warm feeling every time I visit this hub. Hugs...and blessings to you. :)


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Marla Turner 6 years ago from The Universe

Fantastic hub Ripplemaker! Right up my alley ~ so inspiring and so true ~ our angels are everywhere :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks Marla! So great to have you here! :D


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

ripplemaker, we are all created by God as a spirit, or yes as an angel. God then chooses to send us to earth to become a spirit in a human body to live, where we learn God's rules and expectations as we serve God at God's request, for however long. When we have finished serving God in our duties here on earth, our physical bodies die, and we revert back to our spirit, or angelic lives to continue serving God our creator. This is the way I see it, as I saw this in a spiritual revelation in a dream as I slept one night.

Brother Dave.


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Garlic Angel 6 years ago from Dublin

Hi Michelle__ I have just read your amazing hub on the angels and OMG I am in awe if it.. Well done...

I am a great believer in angels among us, in the people we meet in our daily lives, the people we pass on the street, the shopkeeper you buy your daily newspaper from and the people we interact with on the World Wide Web..

All our angels are there to help and guide us through our journey..

I met one of my angels last week when you contacted me through hub pages. I will not go on as to why you contacted me as that is not why I am commenting on this hub.

My point is I want to thank you, My angel of the week_Ripplemaker, for lifting my spirits when we spoke/mailed last week...

Well done on such a beautiful hub and may God Bless you in your daily life.. Hope to cross your path again soon __ Garlic Angel :-)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thank you Dave for sharing!

Garlic Angel...ah another angel! :) It's a pleasure knowing you. Thank you for the blessings sent my way. I enjoyed your positive spirits as I read through your comment. Yes, our paths will cross again! Blessings my friend. :)


Candymae 6 years ago

I happened upon this page and inspired by the people who are aware of the angels surrounding us on a daily basis, if only we all could see them...

All you have to do is ask God, and you will receive...

When my daughter was born, only the week after, I woke up for her 3:00A.M. feeding, and hovering before me at the end of the bed was a man angel... He had big, beautiful wings that looked like a birds covered with feathers. He was so illuminating, bright with a white robe with a gold rope belt at his waist. I was both, scared and amazed! I put the covers over my head and said the "Lords Prayer" three times before I would look out to see if he was still there!!! He was still there, and I thought to my self, "why me?" What have I ever done to get to see an angel? Me a sinner, I felt so unworthy... Then, without moving his lips he told me...

"It doesn't matter how much you have sinned but how much love you have in your heart..." I will always be grateful for my angel. Just ask and you will receive...


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

What a beautiful experience. I am blessed by your sharing as it continually affirms this truth that it's all about love. :)


jeanette martinez 6 years ago

angels are amoung us,we all have one,your angel is always with you even if you dont see it.the angels are friends and they are there to help you.never give up on youself.


jeanette martinez 6 years ago

the angels are there to save you.they will awlays be with you dont be afaird to tell people that you have an angel because they have one to. your angel is your garden.everyone has a garden.angels always love you they never give up on you they will always be in your hart.you just need to Believe in your self.so go tell people that you have a angel,and it is watching over you right now.because you know what i have one to and it is watching me right now.so go tell everone be happy that you have a angel.because angels are amoung us.you met your angel today.


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seamist 6 years ago from Northern Minnesota

Thank you for writing this beautiful, thought-provoking, tear-jerking hub!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thank you Jeanette and Seamist. Your presence and your comment is much much appreciated. Hugs...


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lahoriamplifier 6 years ago from Lahore

Very interesting hub for me


MarianG 6 years ago

This is so beautiful and inspiring and believe me when I tell you that I needed to read this right about now! Thank you!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Marian and lahoriamplifier, thank you for your presence. It adds so much value to this hub.


AngelMiller 6 years ago

what a beautiful website. I really enjoyed reading this. I do believe there are angels among us. God gives people the right words and just the right time. Thank you Angel


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YU_First 1 6 years ago from Uganda

You are my angel tonight.

I am writing this at 12.14am midnight.

I was almost getting tired of hub pages writing but how can I now that I have had the luck to read this beautiful hub?


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

AngelMiller, thank you for dropping by with a whisper of love. Blessings to you. :)

YU_First 1, the wee hours of the morning do bring wonderful things :) Sometimes I find myself awake too and meeting the Divine and being inspired. I thank you dearly for this warm message. Angels are at work and I am glad to be part of it all. Whhheeee...


Sarah 6 years ago

ily you guys heaps


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Terri Meredith 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

terrific writing. My eyes are all damp and misty.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Sarah, you are loved in return. :)

Terri, thank you for visiting. This hub always reminds me of beautiful things and people and life. A comment on this page brings me time and time again. Love and light to you. Blessings.


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amybradley77 5 years ago

This was a real treat of a page to read, I absolutely love your sharing this, it is good to share the darker sides of afterlife, but we need to remember the positive ones too!! Your an inspiration, here for sure. Can't wait to read more. A.B.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

amy, thank you for being here. Thank you for your encouraging words. Blessings to you!


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kasiapl 5 years ago from New Jersey , USA

Great Hub :) So true there are angels that come into your life at the right time and cheer you up and help you grow that's cool :)


Observer 5 years ago

I enjoyed the comments as well as the article. There may actually be angel/human hybrids according to Genesis 6:4 . It's worth reading up on.


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aslanlight 5 years ago from England

The little boy who hugged you met his angel that day too; that's why he hugged you! :)


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Kasiapl, I agree with you. :)

Observer, I am delighted of your enjoyment :)

aslanlight, aw, you are making me teary eyed as I am feeling kind of vulnerable today. Thank you for these words. Love and blessings to you. :)


Love psychic readings 5 years ago

We are faced with a lot of questions ever day. The moment one wakes up, it's a little ponderous to wonder what the day will offer or of why life goes on. Truly, there are many mysteries that comes our way. There are absolutely angels among us. :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I met an angel today - her name is Ripplemaker. She is glorious, sweet and kind, sprinkling her angel dust throughout all of us here in hubland. You have opened a new door for me with your life-altering hub nuggets (to borrow from HP) and I am feeling more peace now as I am able to accept the passing of my beautiful son.

If not for hubpages and angels like you, I am not sure I would have made it through the most difficult challenge to put a mother through - the loss of a child.

I thank you, and I know that wherever my Todd is, he thanks you as well. Much love and continual blessings to you, my Angel.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

vocalcoach, your words fill me with warmth as my spirit recognizes yours. I thank you dearly for sharing your heart. Peace....ahhh, what a beautiful gift! I know that Todd is smiling right now. Much love and hugs to you.


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England

What a lovely hub, Ripplemaker! My daughter is often my "angel of the day" for me...and so is my husband. I'm so grateful. I also have begun attending a Unitarian church with a bunch of loving new girlfriends to spend time with...who are often my "angels of the day."

Often wonder if I have ever been anyone's angel. I hope so.


Angelsheart2011 5 years ago

This is beautiful. I absolutely love it and I would love to share my story with you. It all started eight years ago.

I can still remember the pure happiness that filled me as the Pastor of my church dipped me into the lake baptizing me and making me a true Methodist. But that all changed the next day. I was awoken by a call at three am in the morning. I knew something was wrong I could feel it in my bones. As I picked up the phone I heard my fathers voice. It was strained, I could hear the pain in his voice. My brother in law was dead. He had killed himself. My sister and niece and nephews where ok. My sister had gotten them to the neighbors when they started to fight. But when she came back he was gone. Me and my brother in law where as close as if he was born my brother. Me and my father and mother traveled to KY for the funeral. I thought things couldn't get worse. But I would so find out that I was so wrong. A week later I returned home and went to work. I noticed my best friend was missing. As I asked around they told me she had bean killed in a car wreck two days ago. The pain I was already in grew ten times stronger. I felt like someone had stabbed a knife into my heart than ripped it out. I couldn't believe this. Why her why now? I asked my self the same questions I had asked myself a million times already for my brother in law. I refused to go to church for almost two months. I'm ashamed to admit that I was angry with god and at the time I hated him so much. I hid everything berried deep inside what was left of my heart when I was around friends and family. As far as they knew I was ok and I would be ok. During this time I thought of killing myself several times. But I just couldn't put my family through that again. Two months later a friend from church came over. She talked me into going to church that Sunday. When I got there the whole church was there. They all greeted me and hugged me and told me that god loved me. That day I realized I was wrong. I broke down in the middle of church and everyone was there for me. Though's people are no longer strangers and acquaintance. They are now my family. My church Family. I love them all as much as I would a brother or sister. That day I met my angels. I am constantly surrounded by them. I don't know where I would be if I didn't have each and every one of them.

As I posted this I cried so hard I actually had to stop a few times. This is the first time I have ever told my story. Since than I have lost three grandpas, two grandmas, a cousin I was very close to and a few other friends. But each time my Angels where there for me.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Angelsheart, I thank you deeply for emailing me and for posting your story here on this hub. I feel you through your words, your pain, your victory, your realizations. How could I not but feel goosebumps all over when I feel God's love through our earthly angels.

You are not alone. Many of us, including me, have walked through the valleys of sorrow and confusion and have questioned, have felt anger, have resented God. Yet in His Mercy, Her Grace, His Compassion, Her Tender Love, the Source of All That Is continues to love purely and unconditionally. And those who experience this cannot help but shed tears of deep joy.

I rejoice with you AngelsHeart as I celebrate the love from the Divine One and for all the angels we have on earth who are there for us when we need them the most. I share to you a loving hug across the miles in spirit whispering "you are loved." Much blessings to you dear one.


je 5 years ago

god bless


naturalsolutions 5 years ago

I am very interested in angels, everything about them except for guiding us is unknown. There's a lot of story that can prove that angels are real. Like the stories above, i believe that there's an angel's presence.

My tears start falling while i reading the last part of angelsheart story. i'm so inspired. After a great heart breaks and depression, she found out her real angels hiding in her church family. I do believe, angels are always beside us, not just to protect us but guiding us to see and to feel and to believe in God.


jamesofaklan 5 years ago

You are indeed a ripplemaker !!! If young people could only read this hub, we will have better future for our children. Please continue sharing your God-given gifts for you are indeed a gem and an angel in real life. I could feel your presence as I read your hub not knowing that my tears are already flowing with gladness. The presence of the positive light is within our midst. Hope to meet you someday working together on similar mission to mankind.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

naturalsolutions, thank you for dropping by to share the joy of having angels among us. Each story, each experience has value and can truly help uplift someone when they need it the most. Blessings to you always :D


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

jamesofaklan, it will be a delight to walk on the path with kindred spirits as we share the light to others. Your encouraging words are a breath of fresh air to the soul. Thank you so much and blessings always. :)


Jimmy 5 years ago

Praise to you ripplemaker. I have recommended your hubs to my circle of friends and social networks so they too could also experience the power of light in their lifetime. Keep up the good work my dearest Sis.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Jimmy, I am touched and delighted! Yay... :) Thank you so much.


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fotolady49 5 years ago from Cleveland, OH - USA

Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts on the 'Angels' we meet in our day to day lives....something really profound to reflect on!


Miguel 4 years ago

speechless dont you all realized that all of you are also Angels, the encouragement, the lifting hand, the support and all the good positive vibe... Thank you all


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

fotolady and Miguel, thank you for being here. :) Blessings...


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Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love

Thank you fellow Earth Angel for this touching piece. In regards to the special child that touched your heart, I had a similar story of a child that changed my angered state into pure joy and gratitude. A moment before I had a man slam the door in my face. I was so ticked off. "How dare you slam the door in my face!" However, this changed when an sweet angel touched my heart with her kindness.

We are surrounded by angels. We just have to pay attention.

Michelle, thank you for sharing this amazing article. Many Blessings.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Terry, thank you for commenting on this hub today. I re-read it again and here I am crying. I guess I just feel an enormous amount of gratitude and love. Thank you for sharing your story. Blessings to you too!


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Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love

Michelle, you're welcome. I understand why you would cry. These beautiful angels have a lot of love to share with the world. They have touched your life. They have touched my life. They touch those that allow it to happen. I have met a lot of special people, and in my eyes, they are Spiritual Masters that have come to teach the world about unconditional love.

I have provided a link to this article, "Angels Among Us" on my hub "There Are Angels All Around Us."

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/There-Are-...

Blessings, my friend.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Terry thank you! That was why when I was reading your hub I was smiling because we are drawn to the same topics. LOL And we are indeed spiritual friends! I thank God for Marie who led you to me and me to you. :) Blessings my dear Brother in spirit.


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Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love

Michelle, I thank God for Marie as well. She led me to you, the wonderful Ripplemaker. It is such a blessing to connect with Kindred Spirits. Blessings my dear Sister in spirit. :)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This was nice to revisit. I was reading the comments I left when you first wrote this hub of the man who gave me a rose when I was feeling down. It's worth remembering this kindness again. I too am grateful as Terry is for the connection with you, Daisy, Terry and a few other kindred spirits that are in my life. :)


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Terry and Marie, I am blessed to have you both in my life! And it's nice to be surrounded by angels and touched by them in a really special way. And I feel God's love immensely! Thank you both! Hugs.


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Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love

You're most welcome, Michelle. I am blessed to have you, Marie, and the other beautiful beings of love in my life. This heartfelt love is incredible. God's love is everywhere. Angel Hugs.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

I still remember the prayer about Angels whenever I go to sleep when I was a child. Angels are guardians, since they alert us whenever we did something wrong. I think, they should also be called Conscience. :)


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

I do believe that Angels led me to these writings you have shared. I do so believe that Angels are among us. They are at the ready to comfort and love and guide and cheer on each of us.

My life and the lives of my loved ones is surrounded with them.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

I have shared this hub in one I have just published:

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Walking-wi...


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LEWMaxwell 4 years ago from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Very inspiring. Truly beautiful. Makes me look at things in a different light. Thank you so much for sharing.


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HappyMikeWritter 3 years ago

This is the most amazing article online I ever red. I wish there be more people who can see, feel and understand. I love the way you handle this subject as it is not easy to express it. Thank you soo much for sharing it.


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

So beautiful, and gives reliance:)


Hasan 2 years ago

You're most welcome, Michelle. I am blessed to have you, Marie, and the other beautiful beings of love in my life. This heartfelt love is incredible. God's love is everywhere. Angel Hugs. http://www.coolmathgamesall.com

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