Monday, November 16, 2009

An Angel in Your Life Entry A

If you haven't heard...I’m having a contest called An Angel in Your Life Contest. I wanted to celebrate the release of my book An Angel on Main Street and thought what better way to do it than to ask people to send me an experience where someone has been an angel in his/her life. All you need to do is write down the experience and send it to me at The winner will receive a $25. gift certificate to either Seagull Book or Deseret Book and so does the angel in his/her life. The deadline is December 15th so get busy and send in your experience.

But here's the deal...there are so many touching experiences I thought you might like to read them as well. What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than reading about the good deeds of others. And don’t worry I've changed the names and skipped some of the very personal information.

Entry A:

Dear Mrs. Peterson,
One of the angels in my life would have to be my Young Women adviser, Sis. Smith. She makes a point of getting to know her girls as best as she can. She sometimes takes us to the temple, and we just talk. On one such occasion, I had had a particularly hard day, so between friends and grades, I was pretty stressed out. She and I talked for about two hours, just of my woes and worries. She listened to me, and laughed and cried at the appropriate moments... ...She gave me some advice, and that was what ended our session. We went out and got ice cream, and went home. The next day, I came home and went to my room. There was a package and an envelope sitting on my bed. In the package there was a nice gold chain necklace, and in the envelope were the following quotes:

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
-Marcus Aurelius
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
-Wayne Dyer

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Needed are…[souls] filled with compassion, that we might communicate not only eye to eye, or voice to ear, but in the majestic style of the Savior.
--President Thomas S. Monson;
Ensign, November 1994

And a copy of the YW theme with the words, ”You are a daughter of your Heavenly Father, who loves us and we love him,” underlined. Let me tell you, that is exactly what I needed. It filled me up with joy: That is why I want Sister Smith to win this contest. At that moment in time, she was my angel through that kind act of service.

Reading entries like this is bound to put us in the Christmas spirit.

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