On March 12th, I was chasing the last half hour of light through the park trying to get a picture that would pair with the Marianne Williamson quote that was on my mind: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

When I returned home and was scrolling through my photos, I found this angel. I was overtaken with delight. I shared the picture with nearly a dozen friends before making it my Facebook background. Some people immediately saw an angel, others not so much. I continue to be surrounded by the energy and delight of this blessing. I am humbled by the reminder that we never walk alone. We only need to look a little closer to see our own light radiantly reflected back to us. 

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