Have you ever asked yourself: ‘What do angels look like?’? Do you believe in angels at all?

A few years ago, we experienced angels – earth angels – coming to help us. I’ve shared this story before but it bears telling again. When the #FridayReflections prompt this week asked us to describe a random act of kindness experienced, I knew I had to share this again.

On a morning walk with Pablo, my husband had a fall – a dog came barking towards Pablo and he lunged and tripped Jose.

As Jose lay flat in the middle of the road, trying to hold on to a large and frightened boxer, many people stopped to help. Some held the dog, some attempted to lift Jose, others helped him find his phone and call me. It was early in the morning and I rushed to get decent and ran down to take an autorickshaw (tuk-tuk) and went to Jose, my brain pretty frozen, naturally. I found people around him. They helped me decide to call our doctor, and assured me that they would wait with Jose, while I took the dog home.

Most of them were there when I came back, and waited until the doctor came. As it turned out Jose needed a hip replacement surgery because of this. You can read about all the angels who came to our rescue and how we experienced their kindness here.


A poem by Veronica Hay
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 in simple things.
Like the poor man who offered
to share his lunch with you.
Like the rich man who showed you it
really is all possible, if only you believe.
Like the stranger who just happened to come along,
when you had lost your way.
Like the friend who touched your heart,
when you didn’t think you had one left 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 don’t take life too seriously,
They travel light.
They leave no forwarding address,
They 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.
Have you experienced being touched by angels?