We often don’t recognise Angels because they look just like regular human beings. The friend who drops everything to help someone in pain. The guy who pulls over on the side of the road to change a stranger’s tyre. These souls care deeply about other people, animals, nature. They smile at us out of human bodies, but their hearts are made of Angelic stuff.
Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that nine times out of ten, these beautiful souls completely abandon themselves. They have no idea what their own needs are. Sometimes they have no concept of self except how it relates to others. They certainly don’t realise they are Angels. I’m a nurse, teacher, mother, brother, friend, volunteer, partner, carer.
They give, and give, even when they’re running on empty.
I have a friend who, due to a medical condition, is in almost constant pain, and yet she is always reaching out to her friends to make sure they’re okay. She’s an angel. I know volunteers who don’t have an off switch. They are saving everyone around them, but take nothing for themselves. Angels.
This blog post was going to be addressed to those wonderful souls. I was going to write something along the lines of…
If you’re caring for everyone, and everyone is looking after themselves, then who is there for you? Maybe it’s time to start giving back to yourself.
But let’s face it the givers, the carers, the supporters, the lovers, the Angels amongst us, they will continue to give, care, support and love. Because that’s who they are. That’s what they do.
So, I decided to write this post for everyone who knows one of these lovely souls and wanted to suggest that we turn the tables today. Let’s support the supporters, love the lovers, care for the carers. Let’s hold out our hands, lend our ears, offer our support, and be there for those who are always there for us.
Let us be the Angels today.
Angels walk among us,
Sometimes the only thing we may not see are the wings upon their backs.