Things aren’t always what they seem

You may have already read this little story; however, I feel it’s still worth remembering.

It seems to me that we are often so busy falling under the mystique and glamour of the world that the REALLY important things in life get forgotten.  If my trip through life has taught me nothing else, it has taught me to bless, honour and cherish the people who are close to my heart and to let them know daily how important they are to me.  Life being as unpredictable as it is I don’t want to let any opportunity to slip by to let people know how special they are … even if they can’t let it in at the that time.

I hope you enjoy this story: shared with me by a dear friend,  about two traveling and visiting Angels.




“Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.  The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.  Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.  As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.  When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied; “Things aren’t always what they seem”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.  After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.  When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.  The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die..

“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.  “When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.  Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”  “Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.  Things aren’t always what they seem.”
 Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later… “

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