Sunday, August 23, 2009

Angel Day

Yesterday was Angel Day. I have been reflecting on the meaning of Angel Day. Kindness is the word that comes to mind. Kindness does not demand a thank you, kindness does not demand praise, and in essence kindness demands nothing. Rather kindness is a reflection of the love we carry in our hearts expressed by our acts compassion and connection to each other.

Everyday can be Angel Day if we allow our Love and joy to shine through. This is easier said than done when life presents challenges that feel unfair and painful. This is the perspective of fear and doubt. The late Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke the infamous words, “ The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Fear destroys our Light and smothers Love until all that remain is a darkness, which feels insurmountable. Fear is the absence of Light; a hopeless abyss that will carry you down until you make the choice to say, “No, I will not go down this road again.” There is a Light at the end of the tunnel, and this Light will lift you up, if you choose.