The Little Girl in the Park

 There was this little girl sitting by herself in the park.   Everyone passed by her and never stopped to see why she looked so sad.  Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the girl just  sat and watched the people go by.  She never tried to speak, she never  said a word. Many people passed, but no one would stop.

The next day I decided to go back to the park in curiosity to  see if the little girl would still be there.  Yes, she was there, right in  the very spot as she was yesterday, and still with the sad look in her eyes.

 Today I was going to make my own move and walk over to the little  girl.  For as we all know, a park full of strange people is not a place for young  children to play alone.

 As I got closer I could see the back of the little girl's dress  was obscenely shaped.  I figured that was the reason people just passed by and made no effort to help.

Deformities are a low blow to our society and, heaven forbid you should make a step toward assisting someone who is different.  As I got closer,  the little girl lowered her eyes slightly to avoid my intent stare.  As I approached her, I could see the obscene shape of her
 back even more clearly.  Her grotesque  shape was in a humped-over form.  I  smiled to let her know it was OK, I was there to help, to talk.  I sat down beside her and opened with a simple Hello.  The  little girl acted shocked, and stammered a "hi," after a long stare into my  eyes.  I smiled and she shyly smiled back.  We talked until darkness fell and the park was completely empty.  I asked the girl why she was so sad.  The little girl looked at me and with a sad face said, "Because I'm different."

I immediately said, "That you are!" and smiled.  The little girl  acted even sadder and said, "I know."

"Little girl," I said, "you remind  me of an angel, sweet and innocent.  She looked at me and smiled.  Slowly she got to her feet and said, "Really?"

"Yes, you're like a little Guardian Angel sent to watch over all those people walking by,"

She shook her head yes, and smiled.  With that she spread her wings and said, "I am.  I'm your Guardian Angel," with a twinkle in her eye.  I was speechless, sure I was seeing things.

She said, "For once you thought of someone other than yourself.   My job here is done,  "I got to my feet and said, "Wait.  So why did no one stop to help an angel?"

She looked at me and smiled, "You're the only one that could see me," and then she was gone.

And with that, my life was changed dramatically.

 So, when you think you're all you have, remember, your angel is always watching over you.

Author Unknown

Heb 13:2 "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."