Long before I ever read Dan Brown’s book, Angel and Demons, I would hear stories at church or through my grandmother about the constant presence of good and bad spirits around us.  Little did I realize then that these tales were prepping me for what I would have to encounter on a daily basis professionally.

Every day I hear about wrongs that need to be righted.  When people get divorced, it often brings out the worst in them.  All their deep-seeded fears rise to the surface, and the other person that once was their sworn ally for life becomes their arch enemy.  Left to their own devices, they may easily go for scorched Earth, but with the right professional intervention it is possible to re-align their interests in a way that both can move passed this unfortunate parting of ways without completely annihilating one another.

Outside of my professional life, I have often encountered gentle souls in seemingly random moments that I highly doubt are attributable to pure luck.  The fact is I stopped believing in coincidences long ago, and based on my experiences (not simple belief) have truly come to appreciate the beauty of divine intervention.

I have a multitude of bizarre encounters that have occurred over the last 40 years– enough for a whole novel, not just a blog.  However, I truly want to emphasize that none of the great things in my life could have occurred without the intervention of angels.  Whether you believe in God or not, there is an undeniable force that surrounds us, and truly the more open you are and the more positive your attitude, I firmly believe good things will come to you.

The past few years, despite some great challenges caused by highly toxic individuals, I have nonetheless been blessed by the strength of various angels.  My faith has undoubtedly helped me through a great deal, but ultimately it is real-live individuals with small acts of kindness that continually restore my belief in humanity and the notion that good does conquer evil.

It is unfortunate that you need the bad to appreciate the good.  Sadly there is a lot of bad out there, and we all have to stay on our guard for the demons– but do not let despair overwhelm you.  If you pay close attention, you will see little acts of kindness around you every day.  It’s all those little acts that accumulate and tip the scales in favor of all that is good.  Make sure to appreciate the angels here on Earth.  Angels are real– you just need to open your heart to them.

By Regina A. DeMeo, Esq.