Gwen's Den

Monday, November 20, 2006


Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room.
Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,"Things aren't always what they seem.
"The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.
Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen?
The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.
"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.
"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.
Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it.
""Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of deathcame for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.
Things aren't always what they seem."Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should.
If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage.
You just might not know it until some time later...
Some people come into our lives and quickly go..
Some people become friends and stay awhile.... leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts... and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!!
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present! I think this is and savor every moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!



"JEN MY MATE" Some times in life, you find a special friend.
Some one who changes your life just by being part of it.
Some one who makes you laugh until you can't stop;
Some one who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.
Some one who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.


  • Gday Mate
    Hey you cheated! this is not the original post you showed me.
    Love the words to Guardian Angel
    It bought a tear to my eyes.
    Thank You for your lovely words Gwen I Know there sincere cause you only say what you mean.
    And I thank you for being there when I needed a Friend and a shoulder to cry on.
    Take Care Mate,See you soon. Jan

    By Blogger Jeanette, at November 20, 2006 11:56 pm  

  • That was so's wonderful to have such a friend in our lives, someone we can share our deepest thoughts with and know we won't be judged. Lovely post...friendship is certainly one of life's gifts!!

    By Blogger PEA, at November 21, 2006 10:01 am  

  • Hey Mate,

    Well that sure was a lovely post, and you and mum are just so lucky to have each other, we all need that "someone special". And I'm yet to hear about ALL the events that happened in Melbourne, but I can only just imagine the antics, reactions, and laughter.

    Glad the puter is fixed, and hate to say it .. but told ya so !!!
    Just one little plug, and oppps !!

    Love always

    By Blogger Cazz, at November 21, 2006 2:58 pm  

  • Hi Gwen ~ What a lovely post for our dear friend Jeanette. Really beautiful.
    As Carol said you are lucky to have each other. Thank you Gwen for your comments and sympathy. Glad you liked Creation.
    Take care, Love, Merle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 22, 2006 2:47 pm  

  • Your a great mate to my mother and family, that is a lovely verse Gwen.

    By Blogger LittleJen, at November 22, 2006 3:42 pm  

  • Great work Gwenny.
    I am really glad mum found you, your always good for a laugh and your always up for anything.
    Love Donna

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 22, 2006 9:48 pm  

  • My first visit to you (via J&C). What a fabulous post this is. Guardian Angels is beautiful. Love your jokes too. Will stop by again to scroll through your archives.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 23, 2006 8:59 am  

  • Hi Gwen I hear you've been doing a bit of hiking! I just saw the pics, it looks like you all had a good time and what nice weather too.

    By Blogger UKBob, at November 25, 2006 12:33 am  

  • Hi Gwen,

    That was very special and moving.

    Thanks for sharing that with us.


    By Blogger Janice, at November 25, 2006 12:40 pm  

  • Hi Gwen, been a while since I called in so took a while to back track on what I'd missed, keep on bloggin'

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 26, 2006 1:35 pm  

  • Hi again Gwen ~ Thanks for your comments
    I have beaten the ants for now. Darn things, sorry you get them too. Glad you enjoyed the Mandela speech and jokes.
    Take care, Love, Merle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 26, 2006 11:15 pm  

  • Hi Gwen, they say adversity is meant to make us stronger, I guess it does... and of course being able to laugh at it, well - sometimes that unneeded task, like a drive across town to collect a forgotten item, well, it's worth it to get the story and the memory - don't you think?

    I do SO believe in Guardian Angels, I have quite a crew, and they have, I think, a strange sense of humour sometimes!

    By Blogger DellaB, at November 27, 2006 2:13 am  

  • I don't understand guardian angels but I'm sure glad you have some, Gwen. I think I do too, I have to or else my whole life would be a mess if not over long ago.

    We have several widowed or else ways single ladies here. They sure do have a great comradery.

    I'm off and up to try to figure out how Cazz got the music here.

    By Blogger Jim, at November 29, 2006 1:21 pm  

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