On radio 4 this afternoon there was an adaptation of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Quasimodo sees Esmerelda as an angel when she brings him water. Angels do good, they often don't think of themsleves, they ask for no thanks and can disappear into the crowd before you even find out who they are. We all have angels in our lives, yet often we don't recognize them for what they are. We may only notice them when they have gone.
So in the lead up to christmas recognise your angels before they slip away and thank them. Return their gifts of help and become an angel yourself.