By: Denise defy Fyffe.
Copyright © 2011, defy, Denise Fyffe
This world can get dark, evil and down right wicked. The executioners of this, is often the people in our lives and friends. But, luckily, we have representation of goodness, purity of spirit and genuineness along the way.
Today, I take the time out to salute a few people, who, when my hope in humanity was diminished they represented one of God’s fruits of the spirit; Goodness.
There are some people, who you do not need to be in their presence to feel the essence of goodness in them. These people are genuine, kind, and exude their real selves on every occasion. They do not dazzle you with fake smiles and other ‘fakism’. They do not try to manipulate your actions and thoughts, by weaving a web of deceit around you. They do not sop and use you like a black widow spider.
These people are Angels of Goodness.
Now understand, I am not literally calling or placing the title of angel on them. But figuratively painting/linking them to a being that is incorruptible and representing God’s love. And in this light, is how they seem in our lives.
Here are a couple of signs or actions that precedes, someone who has a spirit of goodness.
- They are concerned about your well-being.
- They do selfless acts.
- They never judge or misjudge you.
- They bring a smile to your face, every time you are around/with/speaking to them.
- They are happy, and vibrant.
- Most importantly, and often unexplainable – They exude goodness/make you feel good.
These are just a few of the tell-tale signs. And, keep in mind, they may represent themselves differently in your life.
Example: I have an old school mate, from my high school days. Now, I have not seen or spoken to her for over a decade or more. Her name is Hannah. Every time, I interact with Hannah, I feel an ever-present presence of goodness. She is genuine, filled with happiness and all things positive. The days I interact with her, I am compelled to believe that there are still good people in the world. Who stay, regardless of life’s struggles, good and pure.
Hannah, I salute your Goodness.
Have you ever had a bad day, a bad week, a bad experience, a bad life..I mean that last one. And someone comes in, that is a medium for hope, that holds your hand and helps to uplift your faith. I have met several of these persons. Half, I am sure I cannot remember. But, they fulfilled their purpose in my life and made an exit and I am grateful for them, regardless.
Example: I experienced the evil hand of a female acquaintance, who stole my money, falsely accused me, envied my talent and literally abandoned me, recently. She befriended me, and presented herself in a genuine light, of love and support. Oh, how that changed when she took off her mask. But others are still deceived by her, and you know we cannot ‘fake’ forever. Then entered an Angel of Goodness. Susaye, showed me in a time when I was inclined to murderous thoughts, acts of revenge, and an intense distrust of humanity; that not everyone is evil. She provided support, love, understanding and wisdom to reason me out of that rut. Note, wisdom, this I needed more than anything to get through the barrier and winters chill I had in store for anyone who dared to come close again. But, Susaye, knocked those down.
Susaye, I salute your Goodness.
Example: A couple of months ago, I worked in an office with a Queen Manipulator. We made each others acquaintance as we were both new to the area and had no support in our new environment. However, she started to say things, and behave in a way that did not ‘sit well’ with me. That, made me question who I was and were my moral compass was pointing. I eventually distanced myself. But, she moved the people around her like chess pieces, which she often bragged about, in the most malicious ways; both men and women who had no clue they were apart of a game. Now in this time, I got to know Vanessa. Vanessa, was used to challenge, redirect and remind me of who I was. She provided spiritual support, every day. If ever there was some one who was a spiritual beacon to point you back to God, then that’s Vanessa.
Vanessa, I salute your Goodness.
These three women are just examples, of people who come into our lives at a time when we really need them. I have met men too, who fill this role. So men, please do not feel excluded.
I live and breathe by this philosophy. People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Here is a synopsis of what this means:
“When someone is in your life for a REASON. . . It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to help you through a difficulty, to give you guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our wish fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered. And now it is time to move on..
Then people come into your life for a SEASON
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons: things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.”-unknown.
We must realize that we all have a purpose that we serve to each other and that for some we are never meant to stay forever. So, do not hold on to people who have fulfilled their purpose in your life, or feel bitter about those who did bad. Let it go, and cherish the purpose the good ones fulfilled.
I salute all the people who were used to be ‘Angels of Goodness’ in my life.