1999-2019: Celebrating 20 Years of Ripples
Ripples #1073: Angels In Disguise
Dec 16, 2019
I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
-Tracy Chapman, shared by Holly in Phoenix, AZ
People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: they hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities and nations, and yes, the world.
-Beth Clark, shared by Tracy in St. Paul, MN
Angels appear when help is needed. Sometimes they show up when a crisis is unfolding, offering their expertise or just trusting their instincts. Other times it can be as simple as an “Ooh let me help you carry that,” or “You seem lost, can I help you find where you’re going?”
I’ve bet you’ve seen an angel in disguise, and I bet you’ve been one, too.
While angels rarely seek acknowledgement or recognition for their good deeds, it can help refuel their soul to know how much their effort mattered. If you can think of an angel who has recently had your back, take a moment to let them know how their kindness impacted you.
And whether it is a loved one or a stranger, a friend or maybe even a foe…keep your eye out for someone who needs an angel this week. Your effort could make their day, and it will probably make yours, too.
The Ripples Guy