The Pink Dress
There was this little girl sitting by herself in the park.
Everyone passed by her and never stopped to see
Why she looked so sad.
Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the
Girl just sat and watched the people go by.
She never tried to speak.
She never said a word.
Many people passed by her, but no one would
The next day I decided to go back to the park in
Curiosity to see if the little girl would still be
Yes, she was there, right in the very spot where
She was yesterday, and still with the same sad
Look in her eyes.
Today I was to make my own move and walk
Over to the little girl.
For as we all know, a park full of strange
People is not a place for young children to
As I got closer I could see the back of the
Little girl's dress.
It was grotesquely shaped.
I figured that was the reason people just
Passed by and made no effort to speak to
Deformities are a low blow to our society
And, heaven forbid if you make a step toward
Assisting someone who is different.
As I got closer, the little girl lowered her eyes
Slightly to avoid my intent stare.
As I approached her, I could see the shape of
Her back more clearly.
She was grotesquely shaped in a humped over
I smiled to let her know it was OK; I was there
To help, to talk.
I sat down beside her and opened with a
The little girl acted shocked, and stammered a
"hi "; after a long stare into my eyes.
I smiled and she shyly smiled back.
We talked until darkness fell and the park was
I asked the girl why she was so sad.
The little girl looked at me with a sad face said,
"Because, I'm different."
I immediately said, "That you are!"; and smiled.
The little girl acted even sadder and said, "I know."
"Little girl," I said, "you remind me of an angel,
Sweet and innocent."
She looked at me and smiled, then slowly she
Got to her feet and said, "Really?"
"Yes, you're like a little Guardian Angel sent to
Watch over all the people walking by."
She nodded her head yes, and smiled.
With that she opened the back of her pink dress and
Allowed her wings to spread, then she said "I am."
"I'm your Guardian Angel," with a twinkle in her eye.
I was speechless -- sure I was seeing things.
She said, "For once you thought of someone other
Than yourself. My job here is done"..
I got to my feet and said, "Wait, why did no one stop
To help an angel?"
She looked at me, smiled, and said, "You're the only
One that could see me," and then she was gone.
And with that, my life was changed dramatically.
So, when you think you're all you have, remember,
Your angel is always watching over you.
Pass this to everyone that means anything at all
Make sure you send it back to the person who sent
It to you, to let
Them know you're glad they care about you.
Like the story says, we all need someone...
And, every one of your friends is an Angel in their
The value of a friend is measured in the heart.
I hope your Guardian Angel watches over you always.