Every day, in the world around us,
real-life angels are doing the things
they do... and bringing more smiles
to the world around them.
Real-life angels build bridges instead
of walls. They don't play hide-and-seek
with the truth, and they don't have
hidden agendas. They tend to be the only
ones who understand what you're going
through. If they sense that you're hurting,
they do whatever they can to help you.
Real-life angels understand difficulties
and always give the benefit of the doubt.
They don't hold others up to the standards
they can't live by themselves. Real-life angels
are what "inner beauty" is all about.
Real-life angels don't hold things against
you; the only thing they hold... is you.
They take your hand in theirs when you
could use a little reassurance. They walk
beside you when you could do with a little
guidance and direction in your life. And
they support you in your attempts to do
what is right.
Real-life angels multiply your smiles and
add to your integrity. They make you feel
like, "Hey, I really am somebody who matters."
Then they quietly prove to you how beautiful
and true that feeling really is.
If you come across an angel like this,
you are one of the luckiest people of all.
If someone in your life is wonderfully like
an angel to you, it's important to let them
know. It's the nicest compliment you could
ever give... in all the days of your life and in
all the years that you live.
- Douglas Pagels