Monday, 4 May 2009

Show and Tell Monday - A moment's Thought

I received a newsletter today from Want to be Happy and the content made me think and realise that all too often when things go wrong there may be a reason and maybe it was for the best. Having been let down last week this is particularly poignant and now I don't feel so bad. I would like to share this with my Pink Lady Friends and all my other blog friends.

Two travelling angels

Two travelling 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 sometime later ...

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  1. I love the emails that always make you stop and think. In life you reap what you sow!
    Diana :)

  2. Caroline

    Thanks for sharing your lovely email.


  3. Ah, so true...what a wonderful never know, do you, when something happens, how it will come back around...

    Hugs across the ocean waves...

  4. Caroline,
    Thanks for sharing that awesome e mail. I have seen it before, and do love it everytime!
    Huggs, Nancy

  5. Carolee, for a great deal of my life since I was a child I have been in ill health. Now in my fifties it is really hitting me with a vengence. I realized especially in this year with excelerated health problems and with the loss of my parents that life is very fleeting and each day is very precious. I live in one day only -- and that is today. And I live quite purposefully as I want to make each day be of quality. I have decided not to let anyone spoil that and I also try to uplift others while here on earth. Bless you!

  6. Hi Caroline... I love this post. And yes it does make you think for sure. I hope you have a fantastic week and lots of new plans unfold for you!!! Thanks for visiting my blog. (())gail

  7. Caroline, What a lovely post. It is so true - isn't it. Thanks for sharing. Tedi

  8. ... thanks for quoting my Happiletter, Carolee :-)

    And I'd like to invite everybody to sign up for their very own positive Monday morning booster here:

    Have a happy week!


  9. Great email, thanks for sharing. It makes you stop and think.

  10. Wow! Caroline, that is so poignant. Came at a good time for me, thanks so much for sharing.
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  11. Caroline this was wonderfu. Thanks for sharing this. Always keep our head up and a smile on our face.
    bunny hugs,

  12. Caroline,
    What a tale. It really causes one to reflect on the what ifs, and why's, we all have dancing around in our heads. Maybe twould be better to concentrate on the things we are thankful for, lol. I am thankful for you!!!!
    Theresa @ Cottage Violets

  13. This story always makes me stop and be grateful...thanks for sharing it.



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