—from St. Anthony Messenger magazine and online submissions
When I was a small child I had roller skates (the old-fashioned kind with a key). We could roller skate in the basement in the winter and streets in the summer. One day they were gone. I was so sad. I prayed to St. Anthony every day for 3 months. One day I went outside and there they were. Maybe someone stole them and felt guilty, but I did get them back. All my life when I lose things or misplace things (often lately) NOT ONCE has St. Anthony failed me in finding the item! He was with me as a child as Jesus was and they both have stayed with me all my adult life.
Yesterday I couldn't find a gold bracelet that I own. I came to work and looked up the site for St. Anthony thinking about asking for help for finding my bracelet. But instead I found that you can ask for other things you need help with. I need help with getting my smell back. So instead of my bracelet I asked for my smell back. When I went home I looked in a drawer that I haven't been in for years and there was my bracelet. God does work in funny ways but I hope he still remembers my smell.