I was speaking two weeks ago at the Safety Harbor Spa and Resort in Safety Harbor, Florida, (note the significance of the name…..) and as a gift, the client gave me a massage and facial the night before. These last months have been a very hectic time for me, still without an assistant, and I had been working until the early morning hours every night when I wasn’t on the road, so this was a precious time of renewing and refilling my spirit!

I had had the massage at 4:00, then a light dinner at their lovely restaurant, and at 7:00 pm I was scheduled for a Facial. About half way through, when my eyes were covered, I was feeling so very relaxed and close to God that I began praying and thanking Him for all the beautiful people who have blessed my life.

Near the end of a wonderful experience while I was still lying with my eyes covered, the technician, Michelle, very hesitantly said to me, “I am not sure if I should ask you this or not, but do you believe in angels or spiritual things?”
I answered, “Oh, my, YES, I do!”

She then told me that there was a light beside me that had not worked for three years. She said they had had electricians there numerous times over the years, and no one was able to find out what was wrong with it.

Incredulously, she said that about half way through my treatment, that light came on – for the very first time in three years!

We were both in awe (and a bit teary) and immediately hugged one another because we knew we had experienced something beyond our understanding.

But then the most amazing thing of all happened……, when I walked out of that room to get dressed, THE LIGHT WENT OUT!

The next day Michelle came down to find me after I had finished speaking in the afternoon. She said various staff members had come in all day long and NO ONE could get that light to come back on again.

I feel sure that God and His angels were in that room with me that night. Even though these past few months have been some of the loneliest and most difficult times of my whole life, my light CAN still shine. All I need to do is to focus on my blessings!

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Barbara Glanz Biography

A member of the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame and one of fewer than 700 Certified Speaking Professionals worldwide, Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE, works with organizations to improve morale, retention and service and with people who want to rediscover the joy in their work and in their lives. She is the first speaker on record to have spoken on all 7 continents and in all 50 states. Known as "the business speaker who speaks to your heart as well as to your head," Barbara is the author of twelve books including The Simple Truths of Service Inspired by Johnny the Bagger®, CARE Packages for the Workplace, and 180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm™. Voted "best keynote presenter you have heard or used" by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Barbara uses her Master’s degree in Adult Learning to design programs that cause behavior change. She lives and breathes her personal motto: “Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™” and can be reached at and

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