Spreading Good News (Part 359 – Angels, Unaware)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our books!!


THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “Line of Serenity”

Ava Thrower of Detroit, Michigan, says, “Every family should have a “line of serenity” running through it!  This book has excellent examples of how it was growing up in an African-American community in the 50’s and 60’s.  What is unique about this story is the author’s insight on how her parents were able to lovingly raise three daughters and four sons to be caring, calm, unselfish, intelligent, responsible, and positive-thinking adults.  The family pictures and recipes add a special touch to her family’s story.  (You’ll find yourself wanting to try out these recipes!)”


Read the preview and other reviews for “Line of Serenity” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.


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My  15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love



THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place






MOTHER’S DOZEN:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!




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Angels, Unaware
~  Author Unknown

It was a rainy night in New Orleans
at a bus station in the town.
I watched a young girl weeping
as her baggage was taken down.

It seems she’d lost her ticket,
changing buses in the night.
She begged them not to leave her there,
with no sign of help in sight.

The bus driver had a face of stone,
and his heart was surely the same.
“Losing your ticket’s like losing cash money,” he said,
and left her in the rain.

Then an old Indian man stood up
and blocked the driver’s way
and would not let him pass before
he said what he had to say.
“How can you leave that girl out there?
Have you no God to fear?
You know she had a ticket.
You can’t just leave her here.

You can’t put her out in a city
where she doesn’t have a friend.
You will meet your schedule,
but she might meet her end.”

The driver showed no sign
that he’d heard or even cared
about the young girl’s problem,
or how her travels fared.

So the old gentleman said,
“For her fare I’ll pay.
I’ll give her a little money
to help her on her way.”

He went and bought the ticket
and helped her to her place
and helped her put her baggage
in the overhead luggage space.

“How can I repay,” she said,
“the kindness you’ve shown tonight?
We’re strangers who won’t meet again;
a mere ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem right.”

He said, “What goes around comes around.
This I’ve learned with time.
What you give, you always get back;
what you sow, you reap in kind.

Always be helpful to others
and give what you can spare.
For by being kind to strangers,
we help angels, unaware.”



NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed this piece, send the link to others.  Thanks!!


If you’re interested in reading about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334 (scroll down).


~ Joyce Fields





About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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