Today I was in the post office, hurrying to mail off my books to Amazon. I was annoyed at the long line, and slow service. My anxiety heightened, and annoyance set in, until two little angels, disguised as young boys, crossed my path.
One of them, 14 months old, with wild red hair, a Latin accent, and a cleft chin said, ”Hi!”, emphatically with a gleam in his beautiful blue eyes.
He laughed, as another one nearby heard the exchange and joined in. “What’s your name”, he asked?
I told him and he worked hard to pronounce, Sally. He giggled and told me that he had an older brother, named Thomas. His eyes lit up as he told me all about him.
Then he turned to the little angel (boy), and said, “Would you like a hug?” The little one said, “Yes”, and the two of them engaged.
I was mesmerized.
Love had filled the air, and no one could concentrate on the work in the post office. All were in a trance, a love trance.
“Love is all there is, all you need, a state of bliss.”
These little ones had it; we all had it once. It got buried, and September 11 happened. These little boys would not understand Sept. 11 and all the other September 11’s of our world.
A Chinese man walked in and an Arabic woman. The little boy of three, continued to ask names. The only difference he noticed was the names of the Chinese and Arabic person were harder to say, but he practiced them as he had practiced Sally.
Another person walked in and he had to address them, and acknowledge their meaning and presence. The boys laughed and rolled around the banister. They kicked up their legs laughing and being in the moment.
I looked at them, and there was only love, nothing else. In that moment, there was a peace in that line beyond the routine of any day, especially this day.
When they left they said bye to everyone, and the three year old reminded us all that he was going to see his big brother Thomas. I could have sworn that behind them was a pair of wings.
Peace and Love,
Sally Sacks, M.Ed is a licensed psychotherapist, with 20 years of experience, counseling individuals, children, families and couples. Sally is the author of How to Raise the Next President, a groundbreaking parents' guide to teaching and instilling in their kids the qualities they'll need to be happy, successful and productive, no matter which path they choose in life. For more information, visit Sally’s website at www.sallysacks.com.