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There are times in our lives when we finally get out of the funk and fog of our past just far enough, that a clearing starts to take place in our minds. Maybe we begin to believe we can and should do something we have wanted to do for a very long time, where the impossible starts to look possible. It could be going back to school or turning a hobby into a business. Perhaps we want to leave a relationship that has lingered on too long and is hurting everyone. It could be a risky career change or leaving your town to live a new adventure somewhere else that is calling to you. It could be overcoming an addiction, asking forgiveness or rekindling a broken relationship. When the clearing starts to happen, and we begin to see the path of possibility in ourselves widening, we often need help to make the journey. Maybe we need a little extra money or a place to stay where we are safe. Perhaps we need some tools, favors or just some moral support and encouragement. In moments like these, we may turn to our friends and family, only to discover that the community of people who have known us the longest can't see the same vision for our future as we do. The clearing is often only happening for us, and those who love us most cannot see or believe in our nascent visions, because they can only see yesterday. But if you have a deep desire to move forward, a way is being prepared for you.

When you are at the brink of destruction; at your most vulnerable and desperate hour and everyone has given-up on you, this is when the stranger appears. The stranger arrives when your heart is broken open, ready and believing. The stranger's eye is clear and not stained with your past mistakes. They are the ones who will leave you that hundred dollar tip or unexpectedly offer you a new opportunity. They are the ones who will stop and change your tire on the freeway, or give you a place to stay for a while. She is the one who compassionately looked you in the eye in the store when your abusive partner was yelling at you. Like an angel, he came in at the last moment and gave you the support or the advice you needed. They made the call to a friend and put themselves at risk to open an essential door for you because they saw something amazing in you. The stranger is the one who gave you something that was a much bigger personal sacrifice than you ever knew, because she did it with humility, grace, and with no expectation. The stranger is the one who believed in you when no one else would. The stranger uplifted you with words of hope and optimism when you were at your lowest. The stranger silently suffered to give you room to recover and to try again. The stranger meets you halfway on a bridge called faith. The stranger is coming to make someone's dreams come true. The stranger's hand is appearing out of nowhere and rescuing someone just before they slip over the edge. The stranger's appearance is in perfect time and is a miracle. The stranger could be a real life angel. Have faith and courage, and — BE THE STRANGER.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." — Aesop

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The clearing is often only happening for us, and those who love us most cannot see or believe in our nascent visions.
If you have a deep desire to move forward, a way is being prepared for you.
Hope meets you halfway on a bridge called faith.

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Anthony Shelton - facebook.com
All well put, Amen. My mother is my gardin angle. She has alwase been there too pick up the pieces when I couldn't..she has alwase covered me with love and wisdom..

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Sirpa Kaarina Saari - facebook.com
You need "the eyes of understanding" - so that you can realize that the roots in your life are strong by faith and you can fly with the wings of hope

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Sandi Strauss - facebook.com
Miracles do happen. I know it happened for me when I met a wonderful person who saw in me what I could not. Thanks to her my life has change for the better. I almost did not go out that night so glad I did or we would have not met.

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Gianna Palumbo Samargis - facebook.com
Very well put we need to be more aware when it comes to light :):):)thank you for posting !!!

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Jill Bracegirdle - facebook.com
Awesome & this arrived just at the right time for me

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Breakthrough Life Coaching - facebook.com
Love this

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Don Kimbrell - facebook.com
May we get beyond yesterday and find the stranger in ourselves and cause a Miracle today in another..P. D. K.

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Small Things are God's Blessings - facebook.com
great post sharing <3

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Susie Turner - facebook.com
Amen!!!!!!

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Scott Boyer - facebook.com
I love it well said

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Susan Bontrager - facebook.com
I believe in the Hope, and in the miracles in my life.

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Lori Rockriver - facebook.com
Amen

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Just One Of Those Days - facebook.com
<3

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Lorette Zarin - facebook.com
Most of the times, angels appear disguised as strangers. My angel is disguised as a dear friend...and though I've hurt his feelings, because I myself was hurt and suffering, broken down and laying on the ground with people passing by, not even one careing, he took me by the hand and layed down with me, waiting for my recovery...Thanks, angel of mine

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Laura Dawn - facebook.com
GOD Bless You, Thank You, You got me with that one!!

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Marianne Mollica - facebook.com
beautiful Bryant McGill

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Positivity is the Key to Life - facebook.com
sharing with much love

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Michelle Thompson - facebook.com
This is so beautiful! I had a stranger come into my life a few months back that I had only known from passing in the halls in high school some 28 years ago. If it hadn't have been for him I don't know where I'd be right now. He gave me so much hope and optimism with the words he had spoke to me in a time that I was so very lost. I was in a very dark place and was ready to break, but, because of his very caring and large heart he has changed my life forever. He is now my best friend and we are together now and I couldn't be happier!!

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Kenneth Chong - twitter.com
@maughams: This says it all in such an inspiring way. A little by the day opens our hearts.

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Miro - twitter.com
@LebanezeMiro: yes the stranger could be the angel sent from God

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Helen Cariello - facebook.com
<3

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Karen J Winston - facebook.com
I've had faith all my life, but 50+ years of people's BS; you tend to feel faith diminish...

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BettyandLarry Chatham - facebook.com
Amen

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Mary Crutts - facebook.com
AMEN

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Evelyn Robison Simmons - facebook.com
Wow, thankful.... there is hope for my sons still... amen

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Jo Ann Cichon - facebook.com
amen

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Tara Trudeau - facebook.com
I learned this the hard way

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Shawna Yost - facebook.com
so true!

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Sandy Stacie-Derouin - facebook.com
i learned this the hard way as well...

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Urša Kozelj - facebook.com
tooo tooo true...

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Ronna Agustina - facebook.com
that's life....

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Flora Spence - facebook.com
<3

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Sherry Clearman - facebook.com
<3

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Rebecca Daisy - facebook.com
May Seagrave Beautiful. Love this

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Jacqueline Cohn - facebook.com
I hope so

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Bernie Mask - facebook.com
Well said. I love this!!

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Donna Lewis - facebook.com
Thank you. I needed to hear that.

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Marty Schoonder - facebook.com
GRACE.

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Carla Costa - facebook.com
love this too <3

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Audrey Alfordwolfe - facebook.com
must share!

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Sabrina Major - facebook.com
Love this! <3

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Patty Enos - facebook.com
This is beautiful.

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William Hearst - facebook.com
Very nice and uplifting.

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Richard Hartman - facebook.com
pretty

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Marija Krivec - facebook.com
:)

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Gina Weeks Anderson - facebook.com
Love this !

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LuluBell Louise Hudson - facebook.com
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