The angels among us

There are angels among us, but sometimes we don’t see them.

We rush past them in the streets, too preoccupied with our own lives.

Let’s meet a couple of them…

This man works hard – playing music for busy commuters on a daily basis –

And if children put a coin in his hat, then he serenades them with music and laughter.

You never leave him without a smile on your face.

A while back, another busker was sitting outside in the cold, playing his violin.

A group of children gathered round him, clapping, cheering and singing,

Their faces transformed by joy.

A lot of people saw just a homeless guy and a group of kids with Down’s Syndrome,

But I  knew that they were the angels among us.

For more angelic stories, please visit: Our World.

91 responses

  1. Lovely shots, last one took my breath away:)

    January 2, 2012 at 16:34

  2. wonderful to see such angels among us…great shot the last one.

    January 2, 2012 at 16:38

  3. WOW! Brought tears to my eyes! It has reminded me of the men playing beautiful music in the subways of Madrid…to me they were a blessing. As you, I have always thought they are very special people indeed!!

    January 2, 2012 at 16:42

  4. Lady, Fi,
    Yes. I have met some of those Angels. :))) xxx

    January 2, 2012 at 17:06

  5. Angels…such a blessing when one comes across one. The trick is to pay attention. Lovely thoughts and captures. (And a very Happy new year to you !!)

    January 2, 2012 at 17:13

  6. They are indeed angels among us and you are lucky to see them as such, could you be one too?:-)

    Wishing you the very best for this New Year 2012. Thank you for being who you are and lighting up my world with your words and your photographs

    January 2, 2012 at 17:17

  7. Food for thought! Really lovely post…always a pleasure to read your words.

    January 2, 2012 at 17:23

  8. Fortunately there are some angels amongst us, maybe there should be a little more !

    January 2, 2012 at 17:33

  9. Maggie May

    What a lovely angel…… and the Santa busker was a joy to behold. As he made so many children happy, I hope he made lots of money!
    Happy New Year.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

    January 2, 2012 at 17:44

  10. TexWisGirl

    thanks for warming my heart today.

    January 2, 2012 at 17:46

  11. Yes, you warmed my heart today as well, Fiona. There are indeed angels among us! It’s just sad that they aren’t recognized and appreciated by more of us. Thank you for a beautiful start to my day!


    January 2, 2012 at 18:13

  12. JM

    Lovely post, Ladi Fi! Where Is the bead angel from? It looks like it was inspired on some South African dolls. Wish you all the best in 2012.

    January 2, 2012 at 18:57

    • We bought the beaded angel in South Africa. I love it!

      January 2, 2012 at 19:03

      • JM

        I knew it!:-) It’s beautiful.

        January 3, 2012 at 18:20

  13. sandy

    This is such a good thing to keep in mind. I sure don’t want to miss one.

    January 2, 2012 at 19:26

  14. Beautiful words and photographs. Fantastic New Year post!

    January 2, 2012 at 19:27

  15. It’s appropriate that you talked about (and showed a couple) the angels among us. Your last picture is absolutely heavenly.

    January 2, 2012 at 19:44

  16. My father wasn’t religion but one of his favourite quotes was Hebrews 13:2:
    Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

    January 2, 2012 at 20:31

  17. As you say, sometimes we don’t see the angels among us. We need to take time sometimes, just to look around!

    January 2, 2012 at 20:34

  18. Al

    There do indeed seem to be angels among us. I don’t see street musicians very often, but I’ve occasionally been transfixed by the beauty of their music (but more often they’re not very good).

    January 2, 2012 at 20:51

  19. We meet angels in other human beings! Lovely post! I wish you a very peaceful 2012.

    January 2, 2012 at 21:09

  20. I wonder if anyone can be an angel in a magical moment in time.

    January 2, 2012 at 21:22

  21. Beautiful post… Knowing someone with Down’s Syndrome, I can honestly say I agree with you about having an angel visit…

    January 2, 2012 at 21:26

  22. some nice angel captures there….smiles all around….they are there if you look…smiles.

    January 2, 2012 at 21:44

  23. nice group of angels you found….smiles all around….they are certainly there for those that look…smiles.

    January 2, 2012 at 21:46

  24. nice group of angels you found there…smiles all around…and they are there for those that look…smiles.

    January 2, 2012 at 21:47

  25. Amy

    Beautiful post and I totally agree that there are angels among us in the most uncommon places and most unlikely faces…

    January 2, 2012 at 21:51

  26. Beautiful shots and beautiful sentiments; it takes a sensitive and kind soul to notice this.;)
    Happy New Year, may 2012 be a prosperous one for you and yours.;)

    January 2, 2012 at 21:55

  27. A refreshing and timely reminder Fi, at the beginning of another year, when it is so very easy to become caught up in the busy pace of life, to slow down and observe and appreciate the non-material things. Thank you for your inspiring posts.

    January 2, 2012 at 21:57

  28. Love the angel!
    Her eyes are so expressive.

    January 2, 2012 at 22:58

  29. Delicious your stories of angels and beautiful photos. The last is exquisite.

    January 2, 2012 at 23:01

  30. Lovely thoughts to discover angels among us!

    January 2, 2012 at 23:20

  31. Clive

    We know some of those angels too! Lovely post!

    January 2, 2012 at 23:21

  32. Let’s hear it for the angels!

    January 2, 2012 at 23:30

  33. We tend to think of angels as ethereal beings we can’t see, but your post reminds us that the best angels are those in our midst! Well done!

    January 2, 2012 at 23:33

  34. I definitely believe in angels, definitely.

    I love the word buskers. I never heard the term until I visited Great Britain long ago. The “No Buskers” signs in my mind were an invitation.

    January 3, 2012 at 00:02

  35. Happy new year! It’s very warm hearted story. Blue birds are also very near to us!

    January 3, 2012 at 00:55

  36. Love the reminder to open our eyes and our hearts!

    January 3, 2012 at 01:20

  37. I could see the angel. Lovely story.

    January 3, 2012 at 01:25

  38. Wonderful post Lady Fi! Angels among us indeed.

    January 3, 2012 at 01:25

  39. Sometimes, we must take a closer look – children do it naturally.

    January 3, 2012 at 01:50

  40. True, precious beautiful lady Fi…each of us an angel, a messenger hear to offer a blessing to others.

    January 3, 2012 at 03:27

  41. lovely moments of joy Fiona. wishing you all the best in this brand new year.

    January 3, 2012 at 04:06

  42. Such beautiful angels!
    Such a beautiful post!

    Thank you!:)

    January 3, 2012 at 04:34

  43. This lovely meaningful post gives me inspiration to post better posts!

    Happiest New Year wishes
    with Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral


    January 3, 2012 at 07:04

  44. Thank you. Have you heard from Marie lately?

    January 3, 2012 at 07:25

  45. What are the odds??? I have that exact same ornament hanging on my Christmas tree downstairs right now!!! It’s a small world!!! From Sweden to California!!!

    January 3, 2012 at 07:50

  46. It takes special people to see the angels, most are too concerned with themselves.
    I never pass a musician, small or old, good or bad without dropping a coin or two.
    Sometimes just for encouragement

    January 3, 2012 at 08:06

  47. It is nice that we still have some angels among us.

    January 3, 2012 at 08:07

  48. Beautiful post ~ loved it! I love the musicians who play in the subway or in any public place they occupy:-) Alabama has a song called “Angels Among Us”. If you’re not familiar with it, I highly recommend you give it a listen:-)

    January 3, 2012 at 09:17

  49. I love to hear street musicians!

    January 3, 2012 at 12:32

  50. If only all paused to see more.
    Great post.

    January 3, 2012 at 12:51

  51. Great post Lady Fi!
    I love angels and specially the ones among us… ;-))
    New Year greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

    January 3, 2012 at 13:33

  52. How very sweet. Love your attitude and insight, Fiona. Happy New Year to you, my friend.:)

    January 3, 2012 at 13:34

  53. There are truly angels everywhere.

    January 3, 2012 at 13:45

  54. we see them with our hearts.
    beautiful photos.

    January 3, 2012 at 15:44

  55. I am not sure which image is more vivid: your photos or the one you created of the street musician and the dancing kids. Beautiful LadyFi–way to start my new year off right.

    January 3, 2012 at 15:53

  56. I love the last shot! Happy New Year!

    January 3, 2012 at 16:22

  57. I do like the way you see the world!

    C x

    January 3, 2012 at 16:45

  58. Love how you see special moments!

    January 3, 2012 at 17:23

  59. I just got chills, chills, chills. This was fabulous!

    January 3, 2012 at 18:24

  60. KM

    this post touched my ♥

    thanks for visiting my Our World entry:)

    January 3, 2012 at 18:26

  61. Angels always take the unlikeliest of forms!

    January 3, 2012 at 18:34

  62. What an incredibly beautiful post! I was quite touched by your comment about the Santa and the children being angels. You’re an angel, Fi.

    January 3, 2012 at 20:48

  63. Amen sister. I totally agree…we have angels all ’round us…all we have to do is pause long enough to recognize ’em.

    Wonderful pictures sweetie!

    God bless and have a beautiful New Year friend! :o)

    January 3, 2012 at 20:59

  64. Lovely post, LadyFi. :)

    January 3, 2012 at 21:51

  65. A very touching post!

    Happy New Year! May 2012 bring forth peace and happiness to everyone, and the entire world!

    Your photos are always amazing!

    January 3, 2012 at 22:44

  66. gorgeous angel in your tree.:)

    January 3, 2012 at 23:12

  67. Angels amongst us if we only know how to identify them. Thank you for this reminder.

    January 4, 2012 at 01:09

  68. ds

    Yes, angels do walk (and play) among us; sadly, we have lost the gift of seeing them. Thank you for reminding us to pay attention, and for your striking photographs.

    January 4, 2012 at 07:40

  69. Happy Wednesday!

    January 4, 2012 at 13:47

  70. Truly, there are so many angels, if we just take the time to notice them.
    This is a truly beautiful post.
    Thank you!

    January 4, 2012 at 16:02

  71. really inspirational. loving that photo of santa.

    January 4, 2012 at 17:30

  72. imac

    And what better Angels too.

    January 4, 2012 at 21:50

  73. I’m definitely on the side of the angels.

    January 4, 2012 at 23:41

  74. I love the last image, of the lake – the subtle colours and the blending of colours!
    And the hot air balloon with the bird flying past – that is great!!!

    January 5, 2012 at 00:39

  75. Yes, let’s take a little time to spot the angels around us!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely post and your fabulous shots.
    Wishing you all the best for the new year.

    ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥

    January 5, 2012 at 00:46

  76. Jeanie

    Your are so right, and thank you for reminding us to see them. Doc’s daughter who has Down’s Syndrome was here on Christmas and a neighbor was here playing Christmas carols on his guitar…..the joy you wrote about was with us all.

    January 5, 2012 at 04:08

  77. Very nice Fi – Dave

    January 5, 2012 at 08:31

  78. Do you have mangrove-like swamp in SE?

    January 5, 2012 at 11:20

  79. does he wear the Santa costume only around this time? At an underground walking tunnel in Singapore, a blind man plays his keyboard and sings.

    January 5, 2012 at 11:41

    • Yes, he only wears the Santa suit over Christmas.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:17

  80. Yes, there are angels amongst us.. So many of them.. Yes, there are… Beautiful post lady fi…

    January 5, 2012 at 16:14

  81. Beautiful shots, last one took my breath away!!

    January 5, 2012 at 17:47

  82. I love that you saw beyond the surface:)

    January 5, 2012 at 23:57

  83. There are indeed angels everywhere. Good for you for seeing them so clearly.

    January 6, 2012 at 03:24

  84. so true!

    January 6, 2012 at 09:27

  85. What delightful photos!
    Thanks for visiting my skywatch Friday!

    January 7, 2012 at 00:35

  86. This is a beautiful post and a fine reminder to stop and really see people.

    January 7, 2012 at 20:46

  87. Absolutely beautiful story.
    And wonderful examples that your kiddoes are setting….

    January 10, 2012 at 22:42

  88. Just loved this. How beautiful and thought provoking. Tweeted this!

    January 11, 2012 at 02:44

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