angel sighting

Just had to share an e-mail we received this week from shopgirl Patsy in our Coeur d’Alene store:

Patsy says,

“This morning on my way into the Plaza, I held the door open for a beautiful older woman and we talked as I unlocked the store. I commented on the rainy day, and she said how happy she was to be out in it because she had just turned 90! With that, she pulled down her hood and showed me the bright pink streak she’d put in her hair to celebrate. I hugged her and asked her what her secret was, and this is what she said:

‘Honey, remember everything in life has a positive and a negative side … YOU get to choose. Choose positive!  Everything that happens is an opportunity to learn. Take it.’

With that, she trucked off down the Plaza. Hmmm … we just never know who our next teacher will be. I’m definitely taking her lesson to heart.”


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is a wonderful heart warming story and no doubt an angel sighting! My Mom used to say the same sort of advice to me. I definitely think that aging brings a perspective that we all can benefit from. Hopefully, I will be able to say the same sorts of things one day because I was lucky enough to live to celebrate 90 in good health!

  2. Cindi says:

    Angel sighting indeed!!! What a wonderful lady to so generously lift up the heart of another. True words of wisdom; delivered along with a smile I’ll bet. And Patsy, known to do her fair share to uplift hearts, is a most deserving recipient!

  3. Wow, what a powerful mantra indeed, no wonder she has lived to be 90! And still really enjoying life!

  4. Linda says:

    Such a nice story. How nice that Patsy was able to meet and talk with this special lady.

  5. Very nice story…we should have that little bit of excitement…90 or not!

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