traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a
family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in
mansion's guestroom. Instead the angels were given a space in the
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
older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor,
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
farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been
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 their cow
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
find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel
came for his wife. I gave her the cow instead. Things aren't
Sometimes this is exactly what happens when things don't turn out
they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every
always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time
Think about this:
Should you find it hard to get to sleep tonight,
just remember the homeless family who has no bed to lie in.
Should you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair.
There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard-of
Should you have a bad day at work,
think of the man who has been out of work for the last three
Should you despair over a relationship gone bad, think of the
person who has
never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend,
think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day,
seven days a week, for -15.00 to feed her family.
Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from
think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take
Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror,
think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair
Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all
asking, "what is my purpose?," be thankful.
There are those who didn't live long enough to get the
Should you find yourself the victim of
other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities,
remember, things could be worse--you could be them!
Should you decide to send this to a friend, you might brighten