Angel Stories Inspirational Series by Erica Sofrina, motivational speaker, teacher, author and coach
What is it about some people we meet that we never forget? Being around them lifts our spirits and compels us to be our better selves. Their influence often lasts many hours after our encounter.
Care2 member Kirsten Bergen submitted this angel story about the Parcel Delivery man in her town in Gerlingen, Germany who is such a person.
As a part of our Angel Stories Series, we are choosing stories submitted by our members about human or animal angels in your lives and/or random acts of kindness that you performed or were the recipient of. Please share with us your inspirational stories and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Parcel Delivery man
By Kirsten Bergen
This one came to me while I was waiting for sleep to catch me last night. We have a parcel delivery man who touches the life of everyone he sees during the day. He does nothing spectacular, he just greets you, smiles, radiates happiness and hands over the parcel.
He knows many people by name in our community of 20,000 people in Gerlingen Germany. When driving around town, If he sees you and has a parcel but you weren’t at home, he’ll stop and let you know plus suggest a time to come back to deliver it (on his own, non-paid time more often than not).
I am an adult education teacher. When my seniors come to class looking bright and happy, if it is not because one of them has become a grandparent, it is because a parcel has been delivered. The sustained joy they feel is often not because of the parcel contents, but because of our wonderful delivery man.
I’ve heard him called many things – from ‘that nice young man’ to ’that angel.’ I do not know his secret, but he manages to touch the life of everyone he comes into contact with each day.
Germans, especially the older generations, tend to be a dour lot but he can bring any of them to a smile. He had one of my particularly difficult students sitting in a sunny haze for the better part of our hour and a half lesson the other month.
My daughter runs to the door whenever she hears that it is a postal delivery and ends up fairly down crest if it is one of the other three delivery people. Other mothers I know say the same – the kids run to the door for parcel deliveries as if it were their Birthday, just to say hello if it is him.
Is he an angel? I don’t know. But he has a very special gift which he shares with everyone he encounters each and every day.
Kirsten Bergen is a teacher and author living in Gerlingen, Germany. To find out more about Kirsten you are invited to go to her web site at site at http://kirstenbergen.jimdo.com/
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The Angell Stories Series is by Erica Sofrina, motivational speaker, author, coach and Green Living and Feng Shui Columnist for Care2.com. For more on Erica Sofrina you are invited to go to her web site at www.ericasofrina.com