It was Camilla E. Kimball who once said, “Never suppress a generous thought.” As I have been participating in the #lightTHEworld campaign this year, I have thought about this quote quite often. I’m reminded that even when you may think that no one cares or that you don’t measure up to what you think you should. When you think that you’ve exhausted your last card, or screwed things up so bad that no one could love you. Remember this; You are always somebody’s angel.
I know this because I have so many people in my life that are my Earth Angels. They probably have no idea they helped me in great times of need. From the moms that surrounded me when my children were growing up. To the family that brought us an Easter Lily when we didn’t think our baby would survive the night. To the women and girls who sat with me as I struggled with young children during church while my husband served in the Bishopric.
To the dance teacher that listened to me when I cried my eyes out on the phone. To the young girl that knocked on my door on my birthday with a big hug and a thoughtful gift. To the friend who always called at just the right time when I needed it most. To the woman I call mom, that raised and supported me through all of my rough days. To the woman in my neighborhood who saved me when I didn’t know I needed saving, and then became my second mother. To the older couple that sat by my husband and I every week at church for months, as we made our way back and to the Gospel. The list goes on and on and I’m positive that you have a list too.
This time of year can be rough for many people for all kinds of different reasons. It may be the loss of a loved one. Losing a child or longing to have one. It could be a body that doesn’t function as it should. Or an illness that is unexpected. It could be that this is your first year alone after a divorce. Or one of the many spent by yourself because you haven’t found your soul mate yet. It could be sickness or depression, or loneliness, or homelessness. No matter your situation, I want you to remember that you are ALWAYS somebody’s angel.
If you’ve ever called someone out of the blue because you were thinking about them. Or had a generous thought to do something for someone, just because and then followed through. Never underestimate the power that one thought can have in someones life. You truly can be their “angel” in a time of loneliness, distress, or trial.
In honor of the many angels among us, I wanted to share this video and hope you all have an amazing week!