Have you ever stopped to think about how many angels you encounter in a day? I never really thought about it until I started walking this journey. God brings his grace in many different ways every day and I think one way is through his earthly angels and his heavenly ones.
One thing about anxiety is that you’re never in the present. You’re either ruminating over something that happened in the past, or your worried about something that might happen in the future, and you miss everything that is right in front of you. I was doing this constantly. I never cared about “the now” I was always worried about the “then” or the “when.”
One day this spring, my cousin, Kelsey, told me to start looking for triples. She said that it would be a sign that an angel was near. I asked her what each triple number meant and she shared the following photo with me.
When driving I began looking at license plates. When walking I began looking at license plates, house numbers, billboards, whatever was in front of me. You know what it did for me? It brought me into the moment and it gave me a reminder that I’m not alone. I would get so excited and feel an inner peace every time I would see a triple. It’s something so simple, but yet can be so comforting.
This past week, my blog has gone quiet as I’ve been battling a terrible stomach bug. I’ve been out of commission for almost a week. It gave me time to start thinking about all of the earthly angels we encounter all the time. It can be something as simple as a smile from a long time friend, a random call from someone you haven’t heard from for a while, a surprise coffee from a co-worker, you never know.
This week while I’ve been sick, I’m again reminded of all the earthly angels I am lucky enough to have. My husband who acts as my angel daily, my Owen, my parents, and I had a special “sighting” this past week, my Uncle Jon. I was in the ER until 4 a.m. very sick and was given a prescription, but I wasn’t able to fill it as there weren’t a lot of pharmacies open then. I told Matt that I would be fine driving in the morning and that I would go and get it myself once I was up. But, when I woke up, I was so sick and dizzy I didn’t feel comfortable driving. I messaged my Aunt Shar and asked her for a huge favor. I asked her to go and get my prescription and some essentials for me. The icing on the cake was I didn’t even have any cash to give her for running all my errands.
Without hesitation, my Aunt Shar said that she didn’t have her car, but my uncle Jon would be happy to do it (and he had money, lol). He arrived in literally five minutes, picked up my list and prescription and was back within the hour with everything. He was my angel that morning.
I share this story tonight, because I’m guessing all of you out there have some sort of angel sighting everyday, earthly or heavenly and no matter what we’re going through it always gives us something to be grateful for. This has been a very tough week to say the least, but it’s these acts of kindness that continue to remind me how lucky I am everyday no matter the circumstances!
Three items I’m grateful for:
– My uncle Jon who came to my rescue
– New friends
– Coconut toasted ice cream