There was this little girl one day sitting in the park.
Everyone passed and never stopped to see
why she looked so sad.
Dressed in a worn pink dress, bare foot 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, but never
did one person stop.
It just so happens that the next day
I decided to go back to the park, in curiosity,
to see if the little girl would still be there.
Right in the very spot as she was yesterday,
she sat perched on high, with the saddest
look in her eyes. Today I was to make my own
move and walk over to the little girl.
For as we all know a park full
of strange people is not a good place
for young children to play alone.
As I got closer I could see the back of the
little girls dress was obscenely shaped
I figured that was the reason the people
just passed by and made no effort to help.
Having a deformity is a low blow in our
society and, "so help you" if you make a
step toward assisting someone who is different.
As I was coming closer the little girl
slightly lowered her eyes to avoid my
intent stare. As I approached her, I could see
the obscene shape of her back more clearly.
It 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 "Hello".
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 till darkness fell and the park
was completely empty. Everyone was gone
and we at once were alone. I asked
the girl why she was so sad. The little girl
looked at me and with a sad face
and said, "Because I'm different".
I immediately said, "That you are!" and smiled.
The little girl acted even sadder, she said,
"Little girl", I said, "You remind me of an angel,
sweet and innocent." She looked at me and
smiled, slowly she stood to her feet,
and said, "Really?"
"Yes ma'am, you're like a little guardian angel
sent to watch over all those people walking by."
She shook her head yes and smiled.
With that, she spread her wings and said,
with a twinkle in her eye,
"I am. I'm your guardian angel."
I was speechless....certain I was seeing things.
She said, "For once you thought of someone
other than yourself. My job here is done."
Immediately, I stood to my feet and said,
"Wait! So, why did no one stop
to help an angel?"
She looked at me and smiled,
"You're the only one that could see me.
Since you believe, you see with your heart".
And 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.
" The Little Girl In The Park"
Author is Unknown