I had stopped at a local thrift store to deliver a heavy box. As I removed the box from the trunk of my car, I decided to set it on the ground and drag it to the door since it was so heavy. I wasn’t being careful to watch my back and didn’t notice the raised ledge of the sidewalk. I tripped, and before I knew what had happened, I was sitting on the pavement feeling a bit sheepish. I noticed a lady quickly walking over to help me. She was wearing an old-fashioned coat and was carrying an old-fashioned purse. As I sat there on the pavement looking back at her, my first thought was that she very much looked like the Aunt Bea character from the Andy Griffith television show.
In a flash, Aunt Bea set her purse down, grabbed me under both arms and promptly deposited me firmly on both feet, without any help on my part. I was totally amazed that such a small woman could pick up dead wait without any effort whatsoever. As I turned around to offer my thanks, Aunt Bea and purse had completely vanished!
I truly believe that we are surrounded by angels. We just don’t always recognize them as they sometimes make their appearance in rather unusual disguises!
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