God Given Daisies by Carole Devecka

ANGELS, STICKY TAPE, AND SEE-SAWS

I was speaking with two women at a craft show yesterday and they asked me how Ann Carole Designs (my newest endeavor which helps victims of domestic violence get back on their feet and off of public assistance) started. As I told them the story of this current project, I asked them what they would do if they were Angels Changing Lives. At first they looked at me with this inquisitive look on their faces that seemed to ask, "What is she talking about?!" Then with a smile, and a nod, they got the idea.

Angels Changing Lives is a phrase I have used for years. Now I will have it as one of my domain names on web-sites I am starting. I really believe we are all Angels Changing Lives, and that with each life we come in contact with, a little bit of us, and a little bit of them, sticks to us like sticky tape.

We can choose the parts we want to keep. Sticky tape is not permanent, so we can disregard what we don't want to keep.

I guess they liked the things I was saying to them so they asked me how we can stay in touch. I told them I write a weekly column called "God Given Daisies" for SFPNN and that we are on Facebook. In addition, I gave them my personal e-mail address and phone number.

In reflecting back on how I got started in SFPNN, I reviewed my last eight years, writing since October of 2002, and one of the Angels that changed my life.

Thank you Jeanette, you have truly been a blessing in my life and took me, and my stories across the globe. It has been a life changing experience.

Life can be like a see-saw. But, when we are down, we can spring back. All we have to do is put our feet on the ground and with a spring in the right direction, push. The rest of life is like sticky tape. We can keep what we like with permanent glue -- in our hearts, that is... Or we can peel it off like sticky tape.

Carole Devecka, God Given Daisies


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