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We Walk Among Angels

I am a firm believer that angels walk among us.  To me an angel is someone who has endured hardships and has come out of the difficult times with understanding and grace.  The angel that walks among us knows only love and compassion and both listens and teaches with utter attentiveness.

Personally, I have been blessed to have crossed the path of many of angels.  Regardless if it is in line at the supermarket, the hairdresser, or on an interview, their words lighten your heart and put a smile on your face.

Whether you are a believer in God or not, that is your choice, I am not one to force my religious beliefs on anyone.  But I do believe that he is quite busy and has many angels here on earth, sending hope and encouragement to those who will take notice.

When you meet an angel, all you have to do is listen.  You might hear some sound words of advice for that particular problem you are having trouble understanding.  It might be that person, who is the jokester and constantly tells jokes about everything, and the lesson might just be to lighten up and not take life too seriously, or it might pass you by.

You will find old, young and middle-aged angels.  They have been there and done that.  They are handpicked because of the unique qualities that they possess.  These are the people that amaze me.  Just when you’ve seen it all, their courage and strength shine through.  It is during their moment of weakness that they draw inner strength to rise above the situation and take control of their destiny.  Their hardships don’t harden their soul; it gives them a voice for others to be heard.

Sure, you might have another synonym for the word, angel.  That is why you must always treat people, how you would like to be treated, and never talk down to someone because you never know when you are speaking face to face with an angel.

My journey through life has brought me along the path of one of those angels.  She is an incredible, courageous woman.  Here name is Linda Walls and her book is, “Surviving Heartbreak Valley,” which is available on Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Heartbreak-Valley-Self-Defense-Strategies/dp/1608605310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382477524&sr=1-1&keywords=surviving+heartbreak+valley

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; please listen to her story on my upcoming Blog Talk Radio Show, praying it may have a positive impact on someone else’s life.  Thursday, Oct 31st at 10:30 AM, CST, join my special guest, Linda Walls and I as we discuss her book and pay tribute to her children and to those who have been murdered in the name of Domestic Violence.  Here is the link to the show. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/womensrecreation/2013/10/31/surviving-heartbreak-valleyinterview-with-linda-walls-1

Comments  

 
0 #6 Tami Principe 2014-03-03 15:55
Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your thoughts, John. :)
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0 #5 John Balke 2014-01-26 22:12
As I checked out you post I came to realized that real news is always stranger than fiction, Basically, essay can be considered news not a fiction.
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0 #4 Tami Principe 2013-10-23 07:18
Thank you for reading my blog, Karin. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
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0 #3 Karin Copperwood 2013-10-23 07:13
I agree with your post. There are Angels among us and many we may never even recognize. Thank you for this lovely post!
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0 #2 Tami Principe 2013-10-23 07:11
Thank you so much Liz! I will post updated information about the upcoming show.
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0 #1 liz 2013-10-23 07:07
This was a very insightful and interesting post, thanks for sharing!
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Womens Recreation

Resources

Statistics:

Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten.
In Illinois, more than 300,000 women are abused each year.
More women are injured by domestic violence than are injured in auto accidents, muggings, or rape combined.
40% of female homicides occur as a result of domestic violence.
57% of all homeless women and children are victims of domestic violence.
97% of those reporting domestic violence are women.
60% of battered women report that their first abusive relationship began in high school.
36% of high school relationships involve some type of violence.
One in five teenage girls report to have suffered physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of a dating partner.

 

Resources:

Crisis Center of  South Suburbia or call 708-429-SAFE (7233)

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the SSFS, South Suburban Family Shelter, Inc. at 708-335-3028 (these are hotline numbers).

Safety Tips: Keep tabs on your abuser, make sure they’re not watching or following you.  Be safe, notice your surroundings, the people, and the cars, and try to not be alone.  Carry your cell phone at all times and pre-program emergency phone numbers.

You can donate to the Crisis Center of South Suburbia by clicking on this link:

https://www.crisisctr.org/how_to_help/crisis_center_donate_online.asp