|The Angel of the Annunciation|
Carlo Dolci 1653-1655
felt an angel’s breath in the gentle breeze?
A teadrop in the falling rain?
Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves
or been kidded by a lone snowflake?
Nature is an angel’s favorite hiding place.”
- Terri Guillemets
When I was young,
I was teased because of my abundant freckles
but my mother always soothed me by saying, “Your freckles are angel kisses.” It helped me embrace my freckles and now, I
share the same lovely sentiment with my grandsons.
August 22 is Be An Angel Day. It was created in 1993 by Jayne Howard Feldman to encourage kindness. “This day encourages us to inspire and support those who need it. It also is about recognizing people who have been angels to us.”
To celebrate these celestial creatures I have collected some tales from around the world. Get ready to fly!
The Angel – Denmark
The Angel and the
Hermit – France
Angel Dance - Indonesia
The Angel of Death
The Best Wish – The Stories of Three Brothers and an
Angel – Slavic
Dream Bread – Seven variants of the same story from
around the world.
How the Angels
Built Lake Lanao - Philippines
The Little Man at
the Angel’s Pillar - German
Mary’s Child - Germany
The Pig Brother –
The Pink – Germany
The Wonderful Hair – The Story of a Poor Man Who
Dreamed of an Angel - Slavic
A Woodsman and an Angel – Korea
The Tsar and the Angel – Ukraine RAFTS
Angel Crafts for Kids
and Punishment: Beliefs About Angels in Tudor and Stuart England
in the Outfield – A fun, family movie, sure to make you smile.
of the Best Angels in Literature
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Karen Chace 2021 ©
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