There was this old woman sitting by herself in
Everyone passed by her and never stopped to
she looked so sad. Dressed in a worn pink
barefoot and dirty, the woman just sat and
watched the people go by.
She never tried to speak.
She never said a word.
Many people passed by her,
but no one would stop.
The next day I decided to go back to the park
curiosity to see if the women would still be
Yes, she was there, right in the very spot
she was yesterday, and still with the same
dress and sad look in her eyes.
Today I was to make my own move.
I decided to walk over to the woman.
For as we all know, a park full of strange
is not a place for old women to just sit
As I got closer I could see the back of the
dress was grotesquely shaped. I figured that
the reason people just passed by and made no
effort to speak to her. Deformities are a low
blow to our society and, heaven forbid if you
make a step toward assisting someone
who is different.
As I got closer, the women lowered her eyes
to avoid my intent stare. As I approached her,
I could see the shape of her back more
She was grotesquely shaped in a humped-over
I smiled to let her know it was OK;
I was there to help, to talk.
I sat down beside her and
opened with a simple, "Hello".
The woman acted shocked, and stammered a "Hi,"
after a long stare into my eyes.
I smiled and she shyly smiled back.
We talked until darkness fell and the park was
As we talked I asked the women why she was so
The woman looked at me with a sad face and
"Because I'm different".
I immediately said, "That you are!" and
The woman then acted even sadder and said, "I
"Miss," I said, "you remind me of an angel,
sweet and innocent." She looked at me and
smiled, then slowly
she got to her feet and said,
"Yes, you're like a beautiful Guardian Angel
watch over all those people walking by".
She nodded her head yes, and smiled.
With that she opened the back of her pink
and allowed her wings to spread, then she said
"I am. I'm your Guardian Angel," with a
in her eye. I was speechless --
sure I was seeing things.
She said, "For once you thought of someone
other than yourself! My job here is done."
I got to my feet and said,
"Wait, why did no one stop to help an angel?"
She looked at me, smiled, and said,
"You're the only one that could see me," and
then she was gone. And with that, my life was
changed dramatically. So, when you think
you're all you have,
your angel is always watching over you!
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