Courageous & Outrageous - Things Aren't Always What They Seem

By Pat Nichol


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I wish you all a new year of great adventures. Remember adventures are exactly what you make of them. What seems like a trial today, in six months may seem like a miracle. The following tale has been around for a long time. I am learning that having faith in what is, is an important aspect of life. I also am learning that sometimes - Things aren’t always what they seem.

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 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 that 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 farmer’s 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 we think they should. Have faith to trust that every outcome is always to our advantage – eventually.

 

JANUARY 2010 SENIOR LIVING VANCOUVER ISLAND

 

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You put the lime in the councot and drink the article up.

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