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God Did Answer This Little Girl…

by Ellie Walsh

Today I received the email below from my friend Bren in Maine…

I’m sharing it just as I received it…..

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Postal Service at its best!

This? is one of the kindest things you may ever see.
It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal? service.

Our 14 year? old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking? about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these? words:

Dear? God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim.. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss? her.
Love,? Meredith

We put the? letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of? the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A? few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front? porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers? called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’ Taped to the inside front cover? was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear? Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven.

Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.

Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in? this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by..

Thank you? for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping? you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.

By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love,
God

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God did indeed answer that little girl… God as a postal worker.

We are all God, Universe, Source, Soul, Spirit, Unconditional Love – whatever name you call it. Sometimes we let the fullness of who we really are shine through – as this postal worker did with Meredity. Other times – we get busy, cranky, worried and our godness does not always shine…

Even though it might not be shining out – we are still always this Unconditional Love. That person sitting next to you on the bus, that pleasant waitress, your cranky co-worker … and that person who looks back at you in the mirror. All of us are that Universal Love – even when we don’t act like it.

The next time someone cuts you off in traffic instead of responding in anger – stop and remember who is driving that car and who is driving your car!

Connect with the Universal Love that you are… Smile at lots of people – say Good Morning to people whether you know them or not – See the godness is the faces of all the people you meet today – Send a friend a card for no reason – Bring flowers to someone … just because – You will touch many, many lives – more than you can imagine. Just as this postal worker touched Meredith and all of us who have read this.

And Remember….

God, Universe, Spirit, Universal Love …. is easy to find

“I am wherever there is love.”

Namaste

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Ellie Walsh Living the Law of Attraction

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"There are No Mistakes..... Only Discoveries!" TM ~ Ellie Walsh

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14 comments

1 AdyaVenus June 2, 2009 at 4:29 am

What a beautiful heart-warming story. Thank you for sharing 🙂

2 Jule Martin June 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm

What a beautiful story! It brought tears to my eyes. The fact that someone would do something so wonderful amazes me. It is so rare.

3 Ellie June 4, 2009 at 1:24 am

Hi AdyaVenus & Jule

It is a wonder-filled story… and I believe there are many people out there who do lovely things like this… But we have a media that does not report on those types of things……

So it is great to get the chance to report on it here! 😉

4 Jonathan Lockwood June 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I cautiously express a private opinion: I was torn by the story. First, I loved the picture of the little girl and dog–and the idea that some person took the time to assuage her sad feelings. At the same time, I wince at the idea that someone pretended to be God–the God who is supposed to be in heaven taking care of things.

I don’t expect everyone to understand, but I was raised in an organization that I now recognize as a cult–and, in a sense, they did the same thing: pretended to speak for God–when they were just people. Of course the results of their actions were more far-reaching than those associated with this story, but I wonder how helpful it is in the long-run. I mean, how might this little girl feel when she later realizes that the person who wrote this note wasn’t really God?

I hate it that my note might be denigrating a person who was just trying to do something very nice. But I thought I’d enter this as food for thought.

Love…

5 Ellie June 4, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Hi Jonathan……..

I respect your opinion…

Personally – I do not look at people and think “they were just people”. I see the “God”, “Universe”, “Source”, “Spirit” in all people. Anyone who goes out of there way to uplift another being is doing so while connected to the Source of us all…. At that moment they are filled with that power – in essence they are indeed – God. As the note said “I am wherever there is love”

So as I said in my conclusion of this story – I do believe this little girl received her answer from God….

Thanks for visiting and sharing your perspective…

6 Jonathan Lockwood June 5, 2009 at 7:53 pm

And I respect your opinion too, Ellie. But let’s make sure you understood mine. I am also of the opinion that we are all connected to that great universal energy source, and that our efforts to help others who experience pain and sadness are admirable. But as I wrote…

“At the same time, I wince at the idea that someone pretended to be God?the God who is supposed to be in heaven taking care of things.”

The woman did not write that note merely as a fellow human who was spiritually connected–but represented herself as the all-knowing creator of the universe, residing in heaven. While it is certainly good to ‘go out of our way’ and to “uplift,” it is also good to be honest.

7 Ellie June 6, 2009 at 3:38 am

Hi Jonathan….

Not everyone is of the belief that there is a “God in heaven taking care of things” – So then there would be no dishonesty here.

Deciding if someone is honest or dishonest is certainly not up to me. We are all unique with unique perspectives and beliefs. Each of those beliefs is right for that person but does not mean it is right for another.

I truthfully can not fully understand your opinion nor you mine as we are each unique beings. I do not want to make sure that you understand my opinion – as I celebrate the diversity of us all that makes up this wondrous world!

One accident on the corner – 10 people witness it and each writes their own accident report – Those reports read like there were 10 different accidents. Who is being honest? – they all are – they each gave their own account from their own personal perspective.

8 Jonathan Lockwood June 6, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Hi Ellie… I certainly know that “Not everyone is of the belief that there is a ?God in heaven taking care of things?…,” as I am included in this group. But the fact that many of us might be of this opinion does not mean there was no dishonesty in the note.

While I too celebrate diversity, I find no reason not to seek understanding in the process of doing so. And, while understanding-sought is not always understanding-gained, it is in the endeavor to understand others that an appreciation for diversity is found.

If you don’t see the problem that I do with the above story, that may certainly be considered simple perspective-diversity, which is clearly part of the contrast contributing to, as you well put it, “this wondrous world.” Further, if you think it’s okay to to be a little dishonest sometimes, say, with children–when we know it’s just helping them through a difficult time…hey, that’s understandable. I speak with no dogmatism when I express a personal concern about that sort of thing. I believe that two honest people can come to two different conclusions. But if we think it’s okay to be a little dishonest sometimes…can we at least have the candor to admit it’s a little dishonest?

The fact that ten witnesses can give ten different testimonies, does not mean the note written was “honest,” unless you think there is a chance that the person who wrote that note indeed believes they are not someone who works at the USPS, but the personage who monitors comings and goings in heaven and who personally chooses parents for children in their pre-human existence.

Yes, if you think that individual might truly believe this, then I see your point.

9 AdyaVenus June 9, 2009 at 3:42 am

Dear Jonathan,

I believe that it was God who answered this little girl.. in this case, God is a USPS worker who received the letter that was addressed to him and answered it the way only God would, with love.

10 caro June 18, 2009 at 5:36 am

The postal worker would have had to go to the book shop to buy the book, then sit down and write that lovely note to the little girl.
She had used the most caring words to comfort the little girl and assure her that her dog was ok and in gods care.
wouldnt it be lovely if there were more people around like this postal worker, she has the biggest heart, and a person like that, must surely be filled with the love of god.
There for, yes, the letter was sent, through the love of god!
So, she wasn’t dishonest at all really was she.
god bless the postal worker!

11 AdyaVenus June 22, 2009 at 3:02 am

“Love is God”.

Osho explains: “God is not love, love is God. The moment you say God is love you are simply saying that love is only an attribute of God. He is also wisdom, he is also compassion, he is also forgiveness, he can be millions of things besides love; love is only one of the attributes of God.”

12 Terry July 24, 2009 at 2:40 am

I read this letter with great respect for mankind. How sad that we as adults must find it so important to prove to the world that they unfortunatlly went through a tragic childhood. Let go of it and move on! Let this little girl believe what she wishes to belive, who are we to even try to take a piece of this from her How Selfish! I am 50 years old and I still believe in Santa is that dishonest? I think not, if you believe in Mom and Dad you will always believe in Santa! Those of us who wish to believe will do so!

13 KyariKon September 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

This response is all the way from Japan! And from an ordinary Japanese man living in a quite rural city!

Came across this article by a sheer twist of luck (better say, by the Invisible Hand of God!).

And, was completely touched and moved by the story. Had tears running on my cheeks as I continued to read it over and over again!

Was also attached to the ensuing “12 Comments, and noted the exciting exchange of comments among all critiquers.

Re: Meredith’s Letter and God’s Response–Surely do I believe that “God” responded to her! If not as a Real God (who can prove or disprove!), if not as a postal (female?) worker, there was Someone (or Something Higher) at the post ofice who/which took note of Meredith’s letter addressed to:Dear God.

God, to me, is a state of mind. Every one of us human beings has got a Godlike Nature deep in our mind (or heart). That Nature may not be visible (and again who can say Invisible?) and can be “awakened” by an external thing of good conduct. This time, it was Meredith’s letter and her picture in it!

Let’s say Meredith will grow up believing in and appreciating the Power of Godlike Nature. It has always been so with me, at least, up to now.

God bless Meredith, Abbey, Ellie, and all other respectful contributors to this column. Thanks again to you all for your candor and integrity, as well as
your mutual great love!

“Own Yourself Wherever You Are.” (Rinzai Buddhism)

KyariKon, Japanese Man

14 Aaron October 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

The letter would have been forwarded to the Church, so it was replied to by God’s representatives on Earth.

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