Angels Among Us – Kindness in Action

Over the last couple of months, we have seen multiple devastating natural disasters including hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires. We have also witnessed unimaginable hurts inflicted directly by people upon each other. Mass shootings. An increasing nuclear threat. Further racial divisiveness. Confusion, rage, and pain.

These kinds of headlines overwhelm me so much that I avoid watching the news whenever possible. Within two minutes of doing so, Iย  find myself questioning what has gone wrong with the world. The horrors they share aren’t occurrences I can stop or even predict.ย I have to turn off the incessant negativity of the news so I can find the quiet stillness. The light in the darkness.

I have a large collection of photos various friends sent to me after Hurricane Harvey tore its way through Texas. I have used some of them for various posts, but that story has long departed from the global center stage. Although the Texas hurricane headlines may have faded, the memories of the kindness we experienced in response should not.

The attached video shows pictures during and after Hurricane Harvey, but the truth is that these photos could be from any disaster. The details of the pictures and the corresponding scenarios might differ, but in every crushing moment we experience as humans, tremendous goodness can also be found. Countless people will rise to their best selves during the most difficult of times. We find support so we won’t fall, and humor so we won’t cry. Many of us are back to life as usual in Texas, but disasters of other kinds are always happening to someone somewhere. We must continue to rise up and offer assistance to those in need.

Never forget the good in the people around you. Remember who stood by you in the dark times, and continue to be a light to others in theirs. Every kind step you take on behalf of another matters. Every choice to do good and to act with love counts.

I will never cease to be overwhelmed at the good I see in people in the toughest of times. Thank you again for your kindness. There truly are angels among us.

Love and light always – Joanna

***Song credit – “Angel by the Wings” by Sia – This is a spectacular song and one of my very favorites. I genuinely hope that Sia is alright with my borrowing it for this video, but sadly I don’t have her cell to call and ask to be sure. If you love it as well, please support Sia by purchasing the song from the soundtrack of the beautiful movie “The Eagle Huntress.”

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. foodzesty
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 02:14:28



  2. Anonymous
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 06:36:51



  3. Writer Lori
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 07:49:20

    Big, big hugs to you and yours, Jo, big hugsโ€ฆ. xx


  4. Hussein Allam
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 07:52:36

    Lovely post, it isโค๏ธ


  5. wakinguponthewrongsideof50
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 09:01:05

    beautiful!! And to all those who reach out and do the right thing!!


  6. carolrolke
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 09:01:06

    A great reminder and much needed.


  7. I tripped over a stone.
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 13:17:27

    Amazing video, love Sia, love to you, Joanna~Kim


  8. Playamart - Zeebra Designs
    Oct 23, 2017 @ 16:40:06

    the video is loading, and i hope it stays online to watch when i get home.. am in a cyber store…. thanks for all that you do, and all of the kindness and love you have for your fellow man!


  9. manyofus1980
    Nov 13, 2017 @ 18:01:16

    remember, you are an angel too! I’m always thinking of you! And hoping that life is treating you well โค xxx


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