There was this little girl sitting
by herself in the park.
Everyone passed by her and never
to see why
she looked so sad.
Dressed in a worn pink dress,
barefoot and dirty,
the girl just sat and watched
the people go by.
She never tried to speak.
She never said a word.
Many people passed by her,
but no one would stop.
The next day I decided to go back to the park in
curiosity to see if the little girl would still be
Yes, she was there, right in the very spot where she
was yesterday, and still with the same sad look in her
Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the
For as we all know, a park full of strange people is
not a place for young children to play alone.
As I got closer I could see the back of the little
It was grotesquely shaped.
I figured that was the reason people just passed by
and made no effort to speak to her.
Deformities are a low blow to our society and,
heaven forbid if you make a step toward assisting
someone who is different.
As I got closer, the little girl lowered her eyes
slightly to avoid my intent stare.
As I approached her, I could see the shape of her
back more clearly.
She was grotesquely shaped in a humped over form.
I smiled to let her know it was OK; I was there to
help, to talk.
I sat down beside her and opened with a simple,
The little girl acted shocked, and stammered a "hi";
after a long stare into my eyes.
I smiled and she shyly smiled back.
We talked until darkness fell and the park was
I asked the girl why she was so sad.
The little girl looked at me with a sad face said,
"Because, I'm different."
I immediately said, "That you are!"; and smiled.
The little girl acted even sadder and said,
"Little girl," I said, "you remind me of an angel,
sweet and innocent."
She looked at me and smiled, then slowly she got to
her feet and said, "Really?"
"Yes, you're like a little Guardian Angel sent to
watch over all people walking by."
She nodded her head yes, and smiled.
With that she opened the back of her pink dress and
allowed her wings to spread, then she said "I am."
"I'm your Guardian Angel," with a twinkle in her
I was speechless -- sure I was seeing things.
She said, "For once you thought of someone other
than yourself. My job here is done".
I got to my feet and said, "Wait, why did no one
stop to help an angel?"
She looked at me, smiled, and said, "You're the only
one that could see me," and then she was gone.
And with that, my life was changed dramatically.
So, when you think you're all you have, remember,
your angel is always watching over you.
Pass this to everyone that means anything at all to
you. Make sure you send it back to the person who
sent it to you, to let them know you're glad they care
Like the story says, we all need someone...
And, every one of your friends is an Angel in their
The value of a friend is measured in the heart.
I hope your Guardian Angel watches over you always.