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Angels Among Us

Updated on February 10, 2013
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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.

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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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      Hasan 3 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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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      So beautiful, and gives reliance:)

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      HappyMikeWritter 4 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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      Leslie Schock 5 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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      Patricia Scott 5 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:

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Walking-w...

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      Ireno Alcala 5 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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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      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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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      VioletSun 5 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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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      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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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      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."

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

      Blessings, my friend.

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      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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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      Miguel 5 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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      fotolady49 6 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!

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      Jimmy 6 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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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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. :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      jamesofaklan 6 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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      naturalsolutions 6 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.

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      je 6 years ago

      god bless

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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.

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      Angelsheart2011 6 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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      Karen A Szklany 6 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.

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Audrey Hunt 6 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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      Love psychic readings 6 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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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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. :)

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      aslanlight 6 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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      Observer 6 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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      Kathy 6 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 :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      amybradley77 6 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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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Terri Meredith 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      terrific writing. My eyes are all damp and misty.

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      Sarah 7 years ago

      ily you guys heaps

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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...

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      YU_First 1 7 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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      AngelMiller 7 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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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      MarianG 7 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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      lahoriamplifier 7 years ago from Lahore

      Very interesting hub for me

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      seamist 7 years ago from Northern Minnesota

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

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      jeanette martinez 7 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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      jeanette martinez 7 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.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      Candymae 7 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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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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. :)

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      Christine 7 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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      Dave Mathews 7 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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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      Marla Turner 7 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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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Carrie L. Cronkite 7 years ago from Maine

      Dear Ripplemaker,

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

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      TurnOnYourSenses 7 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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      Mystique1957 7 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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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      frogyfish 7 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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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      J.J. Beach 7 years ago

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

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      BL Tween 7 years ago

      Wonderful Hub! thanks!

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Elena 7 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Mamajal 8 years ago from England

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

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      Mamajal 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Shari 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      My Digest 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Itakins: Thank you.

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      itakins 8 years ago from Irl

      Beautiful .

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Kim Garcia 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      Sandra Mireles 8 years ago from Texas

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

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Charia Samher 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Reed Talonario 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

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

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      RedElf 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      James A Watkins 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      Dolores Monet 8 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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      Purple Perl 8 years ago from Bangalore,India

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

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      C. C. Riter 8 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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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..

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      Julianna 8 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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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      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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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      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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      mike king 8 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.