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beforewedie 07-09-12 05:30 PM

Have you met an angel/ strange encounter during depression?
 
By angels I mean angels, or if you don't believe in them: a sense of someone being with you and showing you love.

Have you hit rock bottom and still felt or heard something out of the ordinary - did a stranger come up and talk to you, making you feel better/different after the talk?

Have you ever made eye contact with a stranger and felt like crying because of emotional intensity? Did a person walk into your life having a conversation with you at a cafe or the like, leaving you puzzled and thoughtful, wondering if it even was real.

Have you, through the most random events, met someone who made your day , or knew exactly how you feel, or recommended you a book or told you about a song that helped you? That changed things?

These are strange questions, but I welcome all replies.
Pure curiosity.



Night xx

TooMuch 07-13-12 05:47 AM

Yes and I did feel this lady was an angel. IDK why I had the conversation I did with her that day but I did.

I went to get my hair done and there was an older lady sitting beside me in line while we were waiting, well anyway, she started talking to me. I was abit annoyed because I was trying to read something. She must be in her 60's. Anyway, I made the decision to put down my magazine and give her my attention. Really wasn't in the mood, but I did this for her being an older lady.

Anyway, she talked alot about her kids and stuff and then she found out I was single and never married and that I'm over 40 years old. Anyway, she told me it was okay she didn't marry and have kids till she was over 40 years old too. It was like she was trying to give me hope or something. I tried so hard not to cry when she told me that.

I think of her as an angel. For the life of me I don't know why I met her and heard that story that day but I did. Maybe I still have a chance at marriage still, who knows. I do feel till this day she's an angel.

mmch85 07-13-12 05:09 PM

Ha... Don't know about an angel...

But years ago when I broke up with my ex, I was sat on a park bench drinking, smoking and crying.... A tramp walked up to me and gave me a fake $1million dollar note, said "you look like you need this more than me" and walked off....

Cheered me up a bit I have to say :)

hottea654 07-13-12 06:41 PM

I was visiting my old home town one night in 2008 after not living there or even close-by for about 10 years. I was walking down Main Street, full of nostalgia and feeling lonely, sad, unloved and worried about my job. I did not know anyone and I was alone. I was looking at the buildings, the memories of my past, the days and hours of my life lapping like a tide around my ankles, rising to form a lump in my throat. I wondered if life was worth living any more. There were people walking on both sides of the street, but I was alone in their midst and none looked at me. Then a man walking in the opposite direction across the street who I had never seen before caught my eye, looked me fully in the eyes and smiled at ME. He did not smile about something in his head so that it was only a coincidence, a chance sighting of a smiling man in a crowd. If anything in this world had ever been for me before, that smile was just for me. It said in that moment "you are not alone, I am here with you" and that was the most beautiful thing anybody could have given me. He was close enough to being an angel to leave me with that conclusion.

beforewedie 07-15-12 09:21 AM

cool.... it's strange I think, when the few moments in life when strangers just randomly come talk to you, mention the very thing that's been a problem or that's been difficult in your life.
NIce story :) thank you!

beforewedie 07-15-12 09:24 AM

haha! Sweet;-) kind person either way!

Momo 07-15-12 10:28 AM

This has not happened to me... sometimes when I'm at rock bottom I wish for nothing more than a kind stranger... an angel... to sit next to me and make me feel better. Many might say that that wishing isn't healthy because it's just wishing.

I go to the park sometimes when I'm upset and sit on the bench and just wait. Maybe someone will pass by and smile at me, or even say hi, or maybe even try and see what's wrong and make me feel better.

That doesn't really ever happen to me though :/ sorry to end the post on a negative note.

Nyxx 07-15-12 11:13 AM

When I started reading this I thought: thank god no, I don't hallucinate or something.
But then I read it again and thought: well I be damned, I did have something like that happen to me! o.o

What really happened was that I was standing on a bridge, in the rain and I was getting ready to jump, but I was scared so it took me a while before I could take the first steps, and when I did, I heard a voice of a man behind me.
The conversation was odd, but I remember it clearly like it only happened yesterday but only just now I realize that perhaps he wasn't really there at the time.

Anyway, he said: "Careful there, you could fall and end up dead, dragged along by the current." and I turned around, didn't reply, just stared. He was in his fifties I think, wore this weird hat and a long raincoat, but all black. So after a while his face grew dim and he said: "That was the point, wasn't it?" I still don't reply, I'm frozen in place. So he sighs and continues: "You know, I don't know your situation but if you do this I'm sure you will be missed greatly, by friends and family and believe me somewhere, someone on this planet will be hollow forever and they will never understand why." so I let that sink in and turn around to look over the edge of the bridge again, realizing that I wouldn't be able to get myself to jump. So I step back and turn around, but the guy is gone.

I don't know if that was my unconscious speaking to me at the time or if it was someone else, but back then I thought it was a really wise man and I thank my life to whatever it is that person was.

hottea654 07-15-12 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nyxx (Post 802200)
When I started reading this I thought: thank god no, I don't hallucinate or something.
But then I read it again and thought: well I be damned, I did have something like that happen to me! o.o

What really happened was that I was standing on a bridge, in the rain and I was getting ready to jump, but I was scared so it took me a while before I could take the first steps, and when I did, I heard a voice of a man behind me.
The conversation was odd, but I remember it clearly like it only happened yesterday but only just now I realize that perhaps he wasn't really there at the time.

Anyway, he said: "Careful there, you could fall and end up dead, dragged along by the current." and I turned around, didn't reply, just stared. He was in his fifties I think, wore this weird hat and a long raincoat, but all black. So after a while his face grew dim and he said: "That was the point, wasn't it?" I still don't reply, I'm frozen in place. So he sighs and continues: "You know, I don't know your situation but if you do this I'm sure you will be missed greatly, by friends and family and believe me somewhere, someone on this planet will be hollow forever and they will never understand why." so I let that sink in and turn around to look over the edge of the bridge again, realizing that I wouldn't be able to get myself to jump. So I step back and turn around, but the guy is gone.

I don't know if that was my unconscious speaking to me at the time or if it was someone else, but back then I thought it was a really wise man and I thank my life to whatever it is that person was.

Woohoaaa, Nyxx, that's a good story!

jennrox22 07-16-12 01:27 AM

white butterflies
 
I was taking a walk at a marina overlooking the beautiful ocean. i was with my parents and two nephews. all of a sudden i am surrounded by more than ten white butterflies and it made me smile. three of them followed me... and one of them touched my hand. i didn't think anything of it until later. they say that white butterflies symbolize pure souls. if they visit you at an important time in your life, it may represent a guardian ushering you in the path of life.

i felt so touched to know that, especially at this time in my life. i felt kind of alone...and seeing those white butterflies for the first time gave me more faith in God. The next day i saw another white butterfly but this time it was when i walked out of my house. it was so amazing!! :smile:


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