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Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, “How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him.” – she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.”

“Things aren’t always what they seem.” – the older angel replied.

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.”

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time later…

Should you find it hard to get to sleep tonight,
remember the homeless family who has no bed to lie in.

Should you find yourself stuck in traffic, don’t despair,
there are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard-of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work,
think of the man who has been out of work for many months struggling to feed his family.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror,
think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking, “What is my purpose?”, be thankful,
there are those who didn’t live long enough to get the opportunity.

Author Unknown
Submitted by A.Bhatia

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  • Linda Turvin February 2, 2022, 9:05 pm

    I like your page. I wanted to share with my sister.she is a Christian to. So am I.

  • Ahmed shaker February 10, 2014, 7:47 pm

    Awesome story

  • Mukesh February 4, 2014, 7:58 am

    Thanks Mr. Bhatia for sharing such a wonderful, heart touching & life changing story.

    God bless you.

  • Aarti Rana January 31, 2014, 1:31 am

    Very nice story, we always see our issues, our problems, but once we take a glance on others life we would realize that we are better of from lot of people …

  • Navi January 25, 2014, 9:20 am

    Best story

  • Mentoz January 24, 2014, 11:37 am

    Nice story, I want to read more stories with same theme.

  • Suma January 18, 2014, 1:40 am

    A very nice story.. I’m happy that I read it. 🙂

  • Karen Ann A. Olivar January 12, 2014, 7:37 am

    Always be thankful for what we have. Think those who are less fortunate.

  • Anil agarwal January 9, 2014, 5:20 am

    What an inspiring story… just no words to describe….

  • Himanshu January 3, 2014, 9:40 am

    One of the best I ever read! A huge thanks for this!!!

  • Chitzzi December 30, 2013, 11:45 am

    Inspiring story reminding us to remember all those who don’t have as much… things aren’t always what they seem!

  • Abraham December 20, 2013, 4:24 pm

    I can’t imagine this be happening.

  • Janix Asare December 20, 2013, 5:24 am

    Best story I ever read.

  • John Real Barlas December 19, 2013, 8:21 am

    I am blessed…

  • Shevaughn December 5, 2013, 11:58 pm

    This story is so inspiring.

  • Dr Bunini November 19, 2013, 2:35 am

    The lessons from these stories are real inspirational, you might not be aware but they influence behavior change in people’s lives including me.

  • Zee November 18, 2013, 2:13 am

    Wow nice, thank you so much.

  • John Paul low November 15, 2013, 9:42 am

    An eye-opening, thought-provoking and prayerful lesson for me. Thanks and keep them coming.

  • Hitendra Sharma November 15, 2013, 6:00 am

    It’s a great story for best life’s lessons…

  • Msangi November 14, 2013, 3:10 pm

    It isn’t just building my moral capacity but also it gives me the space to step in views in any action. Thanks.

  • MJ November 14, 2013, 6:14 am

    Thanks to the moral story… I don’t know whether it’s just a coincidence or Miracle.. but it always comes to my inbox bringing answer of my question…. I needed this.. It has given me strength to live my life Happily further…. Guys, just have a blind faith in God… He is there with you… ALWAYS..But U must “BELIEVE” !!!

  • Joseph Muya November 14, 2013, 5:55 am

    Waooh that’s a great story. I’ve learn something.

  • Shaik Athic Basha November 14, 2013, 4:10 am

    Very nice story… one should be content of what he/she has…!!

  • Sumi Bisht November 14, 2013, 3:55 am

    Nice story

  • Sharad taori November 13, 2013, 5:06 pm


  • Mr Bean November 13, 2013, 10:42 am

    Nice story. It’s touching.

  • Flora November 13, 2013, 10:11 am

    Very inspiring

  • Mohit Kapoor November 13, 2013, 4:02 am

    I am loving it. Nice to read, Nice to implement in life.

  • Paschal November 13, 2013, 3:44 am

    Just the message I needed in this time I feel very low about almost everything.

  • Lakshay Khurana November 13, 2013, 2:43 am

    Good story

  • Princessa November 13, 2013, 2:40 am

    Very interesting, true in it and touching.

  • Sushmitha November 13, 2013, 2:30 am

    Very inspiring story. Thank you for the post & looking forward for more such stories.

  • Biswa Kalyan November 13, 2013, 1:55 am

    There are some people who always complain about their problems. If you say them such beautiful lines, they will get angry and will rudely reply that, “Do not tell me about other s’ problem”. In my opinion these kind of people are real losers, who do not understand the meaning of life.

  • Shenba Srinivasan November 13, 2013, 12:34 am

    Excellent story ! Truly inspiring.

  • Sandeep Munnaluri November 12, 2013, 11:13 pm

    Superb lines, everyone should cross this stage in their life and remember these lines to strengthen for further… Keep posting such beautiful stories.

  • Madhav November 12, 2013, 10:19 pm

    Nice story.

  • Prashant November 12, 2013, 2:00 pm

    Amazing Lines.. Very Useful when we feel that things are against us in Life.

  • Maithri November 12, 2013, 1:41 pm

    Nice inspiring story..

  • Aileen November 12, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Great story. It can somehow create a significant change in someone else’s perspective in life. Amazing story..

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