What Do Angels Look Like?
Like the little old lady who returned
your wallet yesterday.
Like the taxi driver who told you that
your eyes light up the world when you smile.
Like the small child who showed you the
wonder of simple things.
Like the poor man who offered
to share his lunch with you.
Like the rich man who showed you that
it really is all possible, if you only knew.
Like the stranger who just happened to come
along and offered help when you had lost your way.
Like the friend who touched your heart when
you didn’t think you had one to touch.
Angels come in all sizes and shapes, all ages and skin types. Some with freckles, some with dimples, some with wrinkles, some without. They come disguised as friends, enemies, teachers, students, lovers and fools. They travel light, leave no forwarding address, ask for nothing in return. They wear sneakers with gossamer wings, they get a deal on dry cleaning. They are hard to find when your eyes are closed. But they are everywhere you look when you choose to see.