You truly put a smile on all of their faces!

“Thanks so much Patricia, for thinking of us, and for taking the time to pick up flowers and deliver them to our residents. You truly put a smile on all of their faces! I think the world needs a little more kindness. Many of the people here have no visitors and never receive flowers… They need support in so many ways and the surprise visit with the flowers had a reaction that I could never have anticipated. I am glad that the day-old flowers could be re-purposed to sprout up spirits here. As I look around, I see your colorful palettes of color on nightstands, windowsills, meal trays and at the nurses’ station.”

-Activity Director

These flowers brought back happy memories for me

“Hi Patricia, You know those flowers you gave me two weeks ago – the last time you were here. I trimmed the stems, put them in a vase that I had in my closet and put in that stuff that you gave me in the envelope – you know the stay-fresh powder that makes the flowers live longer. They were in my room, right on my windowsill, for two weeks. I changed the water ever couple of days. I just threw them away yesterday. I used to love to garden so having these flowers brought back happy memories for me.”

-Resident

We plan to arrange them in colorful vases

“Hi Patricia, It was a pleasure to meet you – thanks again for the “recycled” flowers! The residents love them. We sometimes use flowers as a flower arranging activity. This afternoon, we plan to arrange them in colorful vases and put them on the tables for a nice decoration in the dining room… It is great to re-purpose the flowers in a way that brings such joy to our residents. So glad that you do not let them be discarded in a dumpster. You are bringing joy… one bouquet at a time.”

-Activity Director

“The Send a Team of Angels to Help Movement”

How did the Send a Team of Angels to Help Movement Begin?

Some people say that I tried to pin the world together, one angel pin at a time. What I was really trying to do was pin my own family back together, one prayer at a time. A “Team of Angels?” Where did the thought even come from?

I began the “Send a Team of Angels to Help Movement” quite by accident, or was it divine Providence? During the months prior to my husband’s accident, I wrote poems. I sat in a church or in my living room scribbling my poems on napkins and scraps of paper.

I also kept a notebook in my car, in case I was inspired while driving.

I jotted my thoughts and worries down and rhymed the words into verses, sometimes while watching my kids at sporting events, or sitting in a doctor’s office.

That year, I filled several Dollar Store notebooks. I didn’t know much about the computer, so everything was done the old-fashioned way, by longhand. I called them Team of Angels poems.

I crafted little angel pins from materials I purchased at the craft store. I attached the homemade-on-the kitchen-table angel pins to pieces of cardboard, bearing my poem. Writing the poems and making hundreds of the little pins was my way of coping, with the uncertainty of my own life.

The pins were later made into gold lapel pins. Please contact me directly if you would like to purchase the actual Team of Angels  gold lapel pin attached to a glossy bookmark bearing select poems. You will receive 1 Team of Angels pin and 5 bookmarks.  The cost is $12 which includes postage. (Limited number of pins and bookmarks available.) 

 

 

The verses of the poems were little prayers. The first poem was titled A Team of Angels for the Overwhelmed which aptly described my feelings. I then added hundreds of other poems to my sort of daily diary of my feelings.

They expressed the confusion and despair in my own life, the anguish of a frightened wife and mother, dealing with a husband suffering with depression. I never had any intention of “Mom’s little angel pins” becoming a ministry or business. Over 125, 000 of my Team of Angels pins have traveled worldwide.

I authored three books about my “Team of Angels” adventures.
Patricia’s Amazon Author Page for 14 books

I welcome interviews and speaking engagements.

Please click this link to see Patricia Gallagher sharing her story about ” The Send a Team of Angels to Help” project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djD9zEUozxU

 

Raising Happy Kids

Just how do you raise happy kids?

I guess this is one of the age-old questions – how do you raise happy kids? What advice would you give to help other parents? We can all learn from each others’ experiences.
So use a “fake name” if you want to remain anonymous. I just would love to hear your “two cents of wisdom.”

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My four children and me……back in the day.