I was thinking back the other day to when people entered my life at just the right moment in order for things to work out okay. Were they angels? Now I'm not talking about friends or co-workers or associates or those people who come into your life for a while and it's more intent than chance when things work out for you.
One winter when I was living in the city I decided to go home to my parents place for Christmas. The only bus I could get was going up to Owen Sound on Christmas Eve, my parents had to drive up there to pick me up even - ah the joys of small town life and lack of services. So anyways, I got on the bus and it traveled north and then west. It stopped in a small town and the driver said that everyone continuing on would have to transfer to the other bus. I was certain that he said "everyone going west". As I was going north, at that point, to Owen Sound I remained on the bus I started on.
I guess it was about maybe five minutes later that the driver noticed I was still on the bus. She asked where I was going and when I told her she remarked that I was supposed to be on the other bus. The driver of the second bus had failed to confirm that all of his passengers had safely transferred. Let's just say that she wasn't impressed.
She proceeded to call up the other bus on her radio and chase it down to the next town. Yes, she was supposed to be stopped for the snowy Christmas eve night but instead she headed off and caught up with the second bus. I forget what town we intercepted it in but she actually parked her bus across the road in front of him so he couldn't leave until he'd made sure I was on board.
Her kindness, her going out of her way, saved my Christmas with my family. I needed it as I was living on my own in the city and needed that connection that family brings during the holidays (usually). Oh sure, my parents could have made their way down to the other town, a good 90 minutes out of their way even more but they didn't have to.
So was she just a regular person doing a kind deed, or, could she be one of those angels - kind of like the two TV series' Highway to Heaven or Touched By An Angel where they are present in our daily lives to "step in" and fix something that has gone wrong?
It's a simple example but you get the point.
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