Sunday, November 3, 2013

Reticent Retinue


My 400th post ...

It was a cool Autumn day and Suzy stepped out of her office with a spring in her step. It had been a while since she had taken time off, but now her holidays had begun.

She breezed along the road lost in her thoughts of the upcoming trip and didn't notice that she came to the edge of the busy intersection where the pedestrian lights were clearly indicating that it was unsafe to cross. But her mind was on the holiday and like sheep she was ready to step out along with some other daring pedestrians.

But one thing she didn't know was that they were being watched.  

Somewhere behind her she heard the sound of voices "We must stop" rang out loud and clear. Her brain jerked back into the present, into reality and her foot stopped in mid air. Suzy took the step back onto the curb just as the car came hurtling down the road. Her heart was pounding, as if she had stepped forward, the car would have knocked her and sent her flying. She looked heavenward gratefully and sent a silent thank you to the ladies.

~x~

The above is a true story. I might not have been alive today if my loving and divine guides had not been watching over me. I am convinced that my ever watchful guardians made those ladies voice out the words that then jolted me back to the present. 

Every moment of our lives we are being watched by our guardians from the other side. They gently take care of us and guide us through life and when we inadvertently put our lives in danger, they swiftly step in and protect us.

Guidance comes to us in so many ways - through music, through the written words, through the spoken word, as thoughts, as visions. And undoubtedly the guidance comes in the most appropriate way as it did that day when all I suddenly heard was "stop" and luckily I did.

I am so grateful for my "reticent retinue" of guardians who watch over and take care of me. 

"On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone."  
~ Psalm 91:12

Also linking to the letter R at ABC Wednesday - I wrote this post with the letter R in mind only forgot that Q comes before R - had to hold out before I posted. Sigh - one of those days!

Warm Regards
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This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. We give out creative writing topics each weekend for Indian bloggers.

34 comments:

  1. Our guarding angles and good spirits always save us from troubles :)

    nicely written!

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    1. Thank goodness for that. Thanks for visiting Ankita. Glad you liked my post.

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  2. Lovely post. Glad to know you are ok. Such instances does evoke ffaith in even non believers....

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    1. Thanks Preethi. Yes, I felt quite blessed and lucky that day.

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  3. Lovely Suzy. Glad your angels helped. Glad you are safe.

    I totally believe that we are being watched by our guardian angels all the time.

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    1. Thanks Kajal. This incident took place about 5-6 years ago. But yes, I'm glad it turned out well.

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  4. Indeed there was the divine one up there watching you, Suzy. Thank god u r safe.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. I'ts comforting that they watch over us. I'm glad too I was saved that day.

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  5. So glad you are ok.

    I too believe that there are angels and our ancestors up there to look after us always :)

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    1. Thanks Me. It is such a comforting thought that we are not alone.

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  6. Thank God for that dear !!

    Hugs <3

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  7. Thank God for such guardian angels. I am sure there are plenty around, taking the shape of someone or the other to help us out all the time. :)

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    1. Thanks Jyothi - so true that they take the shape of someone to help us out.

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  8. I totally agree with you...our guardian angels are always there to show us the right path...
    Enlightening post....

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    1. Thanks Shellymona. And luckily I listened that day.

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  9. I agree. We all have guardian angels and I am so glad yours were paying attention so you weren't harmed. ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I'm glad too that they were around that day (and everyday).

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  10. This gave me chills. I agree about guardian angels.

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    1. It really shook me up Talya. It's a moment I won't forget.

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  11. Wonderful story, Suzy.

    Our Guardians are everywhere. Thank God!

    Interesting that you wrote it in third person...any particular reason for that? (English teacher, here...just curious). :)
    Blessings.
    Penny

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    1. Thanks Penny. Yes, thank God they are always around us. I really don't know why I wrote it in 3rd person. It just seemed to flow a bit better that way and I think it helped me to detach from the emotion and keep to the relevant points.

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  12. Wow! So glad they were around. I believe too that we're constantly surrounded by angels in different forms. :)

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    1. Me too Corinne. True, they come in different forms.

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  13. Congrats on your 400th post. My son recites just one prayer in the night and that's for Guardian angels.Thanks for reminding that besides God, even our guardian angels are out there guiding and guarding us all the time.

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    1. Thanks Jini. That's a great prayer to recite. We forget our loving guides so easily and every now and then an incident occurs or a story appears that reminds us that there is another world out there showing us the way.

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  14. Wow! Divine intervention, indeed, Suzy! Glad you heard and heeded, my friend.
    Blessings!

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    1. Sure was Martha. Glad my brain kicked into gear that day but I think they would've made me. Blessings to you to my friend.

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  15. Agree with you, the guardian angels are always looking down upon us! Glad you found yours too :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. I'm glad too they were there that day.

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  16. Thank you for this beautiful story! I am sure there were a lot of guardian angels around me when I was shot at in the war . I just kept walking and thought :"Bullets do whistle". I was not afraid. Thank you!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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    1. You are welcome Wil. Glad your angels were around you. That must've been so scary. I don't think I could've survived.

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