Angel George

Life these days raises the questions: where is the good disappearing to, and where have the values gone? Is there any consciousness left? The language is vile, and the daily sport has become attacking with or without justification.

I believe in the good in people, no matter how deeply it has been buried. So, when a touching event happens, which will never make the news but is the highlight in my life, I focus on it and feel the light and warmth flowing through my body and mind. And this what happened a few days ago:

My husband needed urgent and severe tests at the Mayo Clinic, requiring sedation. One of the requirements was that an “adult” was with him who could stay with him and make sure he didn’t drive a car as long as the sedation influenced him. My health was at a point where it was questionable if I should undertake the round trip. And the Mayo came up with the solution. They gave him the phone number of an angel organization that would meet him and will take care of the requirement. It put our hearts and minds at ease, and off he went to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

Angel George waited for him at the hotel, accompanied him to the Mayo Clinic, and informed the registration that he was the adult. He told Steve that he would be waiting for him when he comes out of the procedure. He was a very pleasant retiree, a widower, and loves to volunteer and help people. George took Steve to the Marriott next door, and then they had dinner together in a pleasant Italian restaurant. After a lovely and uplifting conversation, Gorge took him back to the hotel, and when wishing him a good night, he asked Steve what time he would like to have breakfast the next morning. What a smart idea to keep him in the hotel and not allow the possibility to drive back home. They enjoyed a lovely breakfast in the hotel the next day, and Angel George left wishing Steve the very best.

I was touched deeply. Not only are there caring and thinking people at the Mayo Clinic, but volunteers to put it all into action.

Yes, there is still good in the world. We have to look around, surround ourselves with light and positive vibrations, and we’ll experience it every day. My heart and mind are always open to seeing the good, loving, and caring. My daily affirmations include “Love, Compassion, Empathy, Joy, and Laughter.” If you decide to try it, don’t expect great results right away. Sometimes it takes baby steps to achieve the desired results. But it is worth the effort.

Silvia Coggin, CPC
Author and Founder of NotJustCooking,com

5 Responses to “Angel George”

  1. Avatar stephen Gorgey

    I found your blog to be very powerful. It reads like a prayer, like a song, a mantra, a poem. It is powerful because it is authentic, and simple. It is powerful because it moves the heart and unites us all for a brief moment with the higher power.

  2. Avatar Robert Oro

    Great to hear from you!
    Loved the story. Nice to hear of the people who still care for others!!
    Hope Steve is well.
    Enjoy the Journey,
    Bob and Debbie

    • Avatar Silvia Coggin

      I think there is a lot of good in people and all around us, as long as we open our eyes and hearts. Being more confined these days, writing allows me to stay in touch. Thanks for reading my blog.

  3. Avatar Heide

    Silvia, you are so right. It’s important to see the good in people.
    And as you proved, it’s there. We just have to look for it. Thanks for reminding us. Thanks, Heide
    Please take good care of both of you and your little doggie too.

    • Avatar Silvia Coggin

      Thanks for your kind words, Heide. I hope you and your family are well. I had a rocky ride these last weeks, but am feeling much better after my blood transfusion last Saturday.


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