Stories are told every day, I’m a sucker for a good story. The most memorable for me are those of acts of kindness. The way people jump into deep water to save someone from drowning without a second thought, survivors of natural disaster’s here to tell of their harrowing experience because someone was brave enough to save them…courageous people; all of them. My blog would not exist had it not been for one of these hero’s.
It was the early 70’s and people were more trusting than they are now. My mum and auntie were inside a shop and left me outside in my pram…I was just a few months old. It was a windy winter’s day in North London and someone forgot to put the pram break on. A gust of wind blew the pram (with me in it) into the middle of the road; under to the traffic lights in fact. An elderly gent braved the oncoming cars and took me back to the safe arms of my mum, who had no clue of the drama I had caused on the street. He saved my life! Maybe that sounds dramatic but it’s the truth!
If we think about the near misses some of us have had, surely that must mean that we are meant for this life; good or bad we need to stick around and learn so many lessons. So who are these angels that appear from nowhere with acts of kindness that can change your life’s path forever, where did they appear from, where are they now and why help us? In a world where narcissism is arguably the biggest epidemic of the 20th century how is it still possible for humility to exist?
So many questions that we may never know the answers too. I think everyone has the capacity to help others; big or small, your actions or words can make a positive difference to someone. You may only realize the significance of these messages when you reflect on the past events in your life. Be under no illusion, not all signs and signals come from an angelic place; your ultimate test is to recognize the pure from the impure. Not an easy task, as often, the ulterior motives and self-centred actions of others will be the biggest lesson learned.
© Michelle Sotiriou 2013