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Be An Angel Day

Updated on August 18, 2014

A Day to Shower Blessings

What would you do if you could be an angel for just one day? You may say, "But Hey, I couldn't ever be one."

Well, in a sense you can.

On August 22nd of every year you can by taking

part in "National Be An Angel Day."

Its purpose is to encourage people to perform acts of kindness and to help those in need. There are several ways this can be done in assisting someone physically, mentally or spiritually.

As God uses His angels to assist us, we are given many opportunities to help others if we would only follow the direction from the Lord.

We never know if we can make a difference in the lives of others unless we try. When we begin doing good things for others, it nourishes and refreshes our own lives and in turn the blessing comes back to us.

Step out of your comfort zone and take time today to be an angel to someone. Then don't stop there, be a blessing to someone everyday.

If you want to receive blessings, you have to be a blessing.

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Have an attitude of gratitude.

The lack of gratitude

affects & effects everyone.

Gold Tone Initial Letter A Brooch Pin - Click on pin for details

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Lord, Make me an instrument of Thy Peace.

Be An Angel Day was created by Jayne Howard Feldman in 1993

Visit Jayne's Website.

As you read listen to music video #1 ~ Blessings ~ by Laura Story.

There is Praise in Blessings - Every blessing You pour out Lord, I will turn back to praise!

Laura Story Blessings (lyrics)

The Story Behind "Blessings" - Laura Story at WGTS Gateway

Blessed Be Your Name - Tree63

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing with Lyrics Chris Rice

Is there a roof above you, food on your plate or shoes on your feet? Friend, then you are blessed.

Things You Can Do To Bless Someone

Bake An Angel Food Cake or Cookies

How to make an angel food cake.

Angel Food Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Chocolate Angel Food Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

How to Make an Angel Food Cake

How to Make Angel Food Cake from Scratch

How to make Lemon Filled Angel Food Cake By Crumb Boss

Wilton Singles Cake Pan

Wilton Singles Cake Pan -- Angel 4.75" tall
Wilton Singles Cake Pan -- Angel 4.75" tall

Single serve angel cake mold.

Angel pan size 4.75" tall .

 

Angel Cookie Cutters, Cake Pans

Send A Card or Volunteer

Click here for ecard from 123 greetings.com
Click here for ecard from 123 greetings.com

Send A Card

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A word of encouragement at the right time can make a world of difference.

Sometimes it's hard to tell someone face-to-face just how much they mean to you. Try jotting down a few words to let someone know that you really appreciate them and their friendship.

Or write a note of appreciation to someone in the service and tell them that they are valued. The main thing is to let people know that you haven't taken them for granted, and that they matter to you.

Photo by http://www.123greetings.com/events/be_an_angel_day/angel41.html

Click here for Soldier Angels.com
Click here for Soldier Angels.com

What about our soldiers?

Soldier's Angels ~ A Volunteer Organization

"May No Soldier Go Unloved," is the base of the organization Soldiers' Angels. It is a group of volunteers who work hard to make sure every soldier knows he/she is cared for as well as their families and veteran soldiers. They have a list of projects in which anyone can participate to bring this project into its fullness.

Team volunteers work on projects such as:

Adopt-a-soldier, card angels, angel bakers, blankets, letter writing, birthday cakes, operation phone home, wounded care and many more. See where you fit in and volunteer today.

Teams & Projects for Angel Volunteers List of what you can do to help:

http://soldiersangels.org/teams-programs.html

Main website:http://soldiersangels.org/

Photo credit: Soldier's Angels

Say A Prayer of Blessing

Prayer Angel Photo Holder

People love photos, so why not give a favorite photo of a pet or loved one.

Prayer Angel - Original
Prayer Angel - Original

Porcelain angel kneels in a praying position to serve as an inspirational reminder. Angel's hands are slotted to hold a cherished photo. Holds cards from weddings, anniversaries, graduations, baptism, birthdays or any day. Includes sentiment card and gift box.

 

Psalm 91 Gifts ~ Angels Watch Over You

God Orders Angels to Protect You.

Click on any photo for details.

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Psalm 91 Gift Basket

Giving a gift basket is great for any time, but giving one on Be An Angel Day is a wonderful way to show someone how much you care.

The photograph is of a Bible open to Psalm 91 and marked with a large feather. Plus there is a BONUS set of 4 soft coasters.

The spirit of gratitude or the lack of it can affect & effect a nation.

Porcelain Musical Angel Gift from Heaven Available at Amazon.
Porcelain Musical Angel Gift from Heaven Available at Amazon.

Tell someone the difference they have made in your life.

Friendship Angel - Click on Friendship Angel for details

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Little Things Mean A Lot Friendship Angel - Click on Friendship Angel for details.

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Gift Baskets

Angel Wings Fine Art Print / Poster

Angel Wings by Lavarne Ross - 25 3/4 x 29 5/8 inches - Fine Art Print / Poster
Angel Wings by Lavarne Ross - 25 3/4 x 29 5/8 inches - Fine Art Print / Poster

Beautiful angel poster by Lavarne Ross is suitable for framing.

 

50 Ways to Be A Blessing

50 Angel-like ideas you can do on this day ... and any day.

At some pont in my life I have been able to do each one of these suggestions. Not because I'm so wonderful, but because someone in my life had already blessed me with these acts of kindness. I learned to be kind to others from the examples that have gone before me. What about you? Have you done any of these? What acts of kindness can you add to this list?

  1. Send a thank you card that is long overdue.
  2. Try becoming a repair-person for a day by fixing little broken things for an elderly person or neighbor. Hey, you can go as far as fixing something your spouse has asked you to fix for years.
  3. Pick up the litter on your street.
  4. Go out of your way to thank your boss for their kindness and for giving you a job.
  5. Read the newspaper to someone in a senior center or nursing home. (I began doing this when I was a teen.)
  6. Take a senior to the grocery store or doctor's appointment.
  7. Visit someone's web page and leave a nice comment. Facebook or Tweet it while you're there.
  8. Donate a book to the local library or church library.
  9. Give a toy to a child in the hospital.
  10. Pray for someone you don't know.
  11. Mail a book of stamps to a college student in a gift box.
  12. Call or visit a family member you haven't seen in a while.
  13. Invite an exchange student over for dinner.
  14. Make a meal for a new neighbor or church member.
  15. Take food to a food bank.
  16. Donate toys, blankets, coats, food and clothes to a homeless shelter.
  17. Visit a veteran's hospital and bring a gift.
  18. Inquire at the nursing home about a person who hasn't had any visitors.
  19. Send a soldier a card or letter with a pre-paid phone card.
  20. Send someone who loves pets a funny photo of something your pet did and share the story.
  21. Send money to someone in need, anonymously. You'll never know how good this feels unless you try it.
  22. Make a CD or DVD of your family's favorite songs with photographs. This is something that will mean a lot.
  23. Give someone a musical card.
  24. Volunteer to clean the church, a senior's house or yard.
  25. Give money to a pet shelter and volunteer.
  26. Donate toys, food and money to an animal shelter.
  27. Offer to run an errand for someone.
  28. Take your neighbor to lunch.
  29. Give a delivery person a bottle of water.
  30. Volunteer to weed someone's yard, rake leaves, mow the lawn or trim some branches.
  31. Pay a bill for someone anonymously.
  32. Take a walk with someone in a park.
  33. Pay for the person who is behind you at a toll booth.
  34. Make a car payment for someone.
  35. Bake mini angel food cakes and give them out throughout the day.
  36. Go sing to patients in a nursing home.
  37. Carpool with a co-worker to free up a vehicle for a spouse.
  38. Bake some cookies for your local police officers or firemen and drop them off at the station.
  39. Give someone a pre-paid gas card.
  40. Volunteer to play with the pets at the animal shelter for a few hours.
  41. Volunteer at a food bank.
  42. Serve at a food kitchen for the homeless and needy.
  43. Plant a tree in a city park (get permission first).
  44. Volunteer to be a teacher's aide.
  45. Take out the garbage cans to the curb for a senior.
  46. Buy a senior some flowers.
  47. Volunteer to baby sit.
  48. Bake some cookies with a friend.
  49. Color with a friend.
  50. Give the mail carrier a gift card to a local restaurant.

We are greatly blessed,

highly favored,

imperfect but forgiven,

children of God.

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Count Your Blessings ~ Gratitude is Contagious!

Count Your Blessings ~ They're All Around You - If you want to receive blessings, you have to be a blessing.

Song with all verses.

Short version of the blessed hymn.

Guy sings this blessing song.

Be An Angel Day Challenge: What will you do?

Will you be an angel for a day?

Yes, this is what I'll do.

Yes, this is what I'll do.

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    • justramblin 3 years ago

      You have lots of great suggestions. I think if you are willing to be a blessing to others, it's easy to find things to do. And it always comes back many fold, don't you think?

      We're blessed to be a blessing. Thanks for the reminder.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      You are an Angel! This is an awesome lens.

    • Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I try to be a blessing to others, because I want to show God's love to them. I believe He wants people to be able to see His love through our behaviour

    • Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I try to be a blessing to others, because I want to show God's love to them. I believe He wants people to be able to see His love through our behaviour

    • Glenda Motsavage 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

      It brings me great joy to do "random acts of kindness" all year long! Incredible lens...I was blessed reading it!

    • Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      I haven't applied to be a squid angel yet but I look forward to blessing amazing lenses. I also hope that I am an angel in the lives of my children everyday.

    • lesliejulia 4 years ago

      if i could be an angel i would like to grant all good wishes from the world ,i would like to bless every people i loved most!! give them more luck,happiness,joy,and health... What an awesome lens dear...^^

      i like this lens so much!!!

    • Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love been a Squid Angel,blessing great lens like this one. And doing all I can to help other.

    • darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      I love to be a Squid angel - blessings have the power to make someone's day

    • mecheshier 4 years ago

      I try to be an "angel" everyday, kind words, actions, etc. Thank you for such a beautiful lens. You are a blessing.

    • Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I'll have to catch up next August, but I plan to. You are an inspiration to me, Fay.

      TonyB

    • Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

      Yes. You are the perfect example of a friend who is an Angel. You have been such a blessing to me. I am so happy I met you on Squidoo.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sounds good to me, sorry I missed this for August 22nd but any day is a good day to dust off some wings!

    • Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I sure will .. and every day!

    • fathomblueEG 4 years ago

      I will be an Angel for a day and then try be one as often as possible:-)

    No, I don't believe in angels.

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          Ibidii 2 years ago

          I love your opening photo of the Angels by Laverne Ross. The poster is not available right now at Amazon but it is available from Allposters.com direct. Here is the link:http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Angel-Wings-Posters_... Great lens and I try everyday to be an angel to others.

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          Jean DAndrea 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

          Interesting concept, and yes, some of those ideas really do make you feel great inside.

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          marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

          This is a beautiful lens, thanks for sharing, I don't know what a squid angel is but hope to learn what it means.

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          Melissa Miotke 3 years ago from Arizona

          I will be an angel and bless this lens:)

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          kathysart 3 years ago

          You ARE an angel! Bless your dear heart.

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          siobhanryan 3 years ago

          Superb lenses Blessed

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          dwindhaus lm 3 years ago

          Very very nice lens thank you so much.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          This is such a positive, encouraging and loving lens. And this angel day is really great thing (I wish that every day was Angel day).

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          Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          Some might think you're an Angel every day. Blessed.

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          Glenda Motsavage 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

          Awesome inspirational, heart-warming, and thought provoking lens! Nominated it for LotD!

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          pretyfunky 4 years ago

          Very beautiful lens.

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @flinnie lm: Thank you Gloria, I appreciate your kindness.

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          Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

          Hi blessing to you on this day. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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          darciefrench lm 4 years ago

          Being a squid angel is one of my favorite aspects of being on Squidoo.

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          Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

          You practice what you preach. This August 22, 2012 you blessed me with the gift of the lovely friendography lens you created for me and I just met you this year. That was such a beautiful gift. You are my ANGEL.

          I hope everyone will look at your gorgeous lenses too. You are a true lensmaster too. God Bless You.

          Thank you.

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          ryokomayuka 4 years ago from USA

          i have never heard of this day but sounds like an interesting day and if more people would take part, everyone would be better off.

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          ryokomayuka 4 years ago from USA

          i have never heard of this day but sounds like an interesting day and if more people would take part, everyone would be better off.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          You have so many wonderful angel for a day ideas that we may have an epidemic of people being angels for many days in a year, you are an inspiration for sure!

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          teamlane 4 years ago

          Maybe a bit late, but a lens certainly deserving of an Angel Blessing! ~Colleen :)

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          KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

          Very inspiring!

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          Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

          Love it. Thanks for being a angel, you are blessed.

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          Corrinna Johnson 4 years ago from BC, Canada

          I love your ideas for being an angel for a day which I am going to share with my children. What a lovely lens!

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          MifuneGoon 4 years ago

          What a terrific lens!

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          Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

          Yes, thank you for blessing me with this lens.

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          Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          I predict that this will be an award winning lens! Angel Blessings!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Wow, this is an Awesome Lens, no pun intended but it's totally Angelic!! ;D

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