"Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique...You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are marvel." ~ Pablo Casals
Christmas Eve day, I was out for a lovely lovely long walk. I was picking up some last minute dinner items, some odds and ends. I stopped off at Walgreens to pick up some large Hershey Chocolate Bars for the guys who camp out on my office's parking lot. There are two guys, for some reason I picked up the special of 3 bars. I figured they will get eaten. I was two blocks from my house, and stopped at the cross walk. I heard a woman's voice behind me say, "Oh, girl! You are looking good. You've lost weight and your are getting so healthy. You are dressed so cute today!" I turned around to face woman who looked like Whoopi Goldberg, if Whoopi had been living on the streets for years and hadn't eaten on a regular basis. Her eyes danced and she smiled a huge smile at me. We were the only two people standing on the corner. I looked her in the eyes, to say thank you. She beat me to the quick. "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, you wonderful child of God!" Her face beamed with joy. She looked down at the bag I was carrying. "So, what did you get me at Trader Joes?" She was laughing. I remembered the extra chocolate bar.
"Do you like chocolate?" I asked.
"Well, I'm a girl. Of course I do!" She laughed.
I gave her the extra chocolate bar. You would have thought I gave her a million dollars.
"Oh, sweet one! Thank you! You are going to have so many blessings. You are going to be the richest woman in town by the end of the new year! I get happy just looking at you knowin' all this!"
The signal light changed. We started to walk across the street. Or at least I thought. I turned around to see if my new friend was behind me. She wasn't! Furthermore, she was no where to be seen on this busy busy street. She had vanished!
Later that day, I told Broadside this story. He looked at me and said. "You met your guardian angel."
Yes, I did. I met up with a reminder of all the good things I have going for me and my life. Perhaps a hint of what is it come in the new year. It was marvelous. I hope to see her again sometime. Yet I feel her presence and see her huge beaming smile.
With this new year, as with every new day, the possibilities are endless. There is so much to create, so much to experience. So much to discover about myself and the world. It is marvelous.
How will you create a marvelous new year? What do you want to create this year?
I would also be curious to hear from any of you who feel that they too have met their guardian angel.
Until next week...Create to feel great.
This week's project...a Kindle case for my new Kindle. Reading was never so wonderful!