Sunday, November 01, 2009

Received in my e-mail from a friend.

This is one of the nicest e-mails I have seen, and it really puts things into perspective.

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.'

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world..

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section..The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.

I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. 'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed 'How is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked.

'So sad,' the angel sighed. 'After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.'

'How does one acknowledge God's blessings?' I asked.

'Simple,' the angel answered. Just say, 'Thank you, Lord.'

'What blessings should they acknowledge?' I asked.

'If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.'

'If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.'

'If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation are ahead of 700 million people in the world.'

'If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three
billion people in the world. '

'If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair.'

OK, what now? How can I start? If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

Acknowledge Dept.:
'Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and
for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with.'

If you have read this far, and are thankful for all that you have been blessed with, how can you not send it on????


Anonymous said...

I love your post, makes you really think and I can't wait to pass it on.

Arkansas Patti said...

I really do know how lucky I am. When I read the newspapers, it reinforces just how lucky. I just wish all were as lucky and that the poverty, suffering and brutality in this world did not exhist.
Good reminder Patty.

Mental P Mama said...

Thank you. Wonderful...

Patti said...

Thank you Patty...and Thank you Lord for all you do for us even when we do not notice. Have a Blessed Sunday.......This is the day that the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be thankful for it.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful post. It really hit home with me. Thank you for sharing.

Winifred said...

That's a very nice posting and as you say puts it all into perspective.

Renie Burghardt said...

Every year, as we get closer to Thanksgiving, we start thinking more about our blessings, and what we are thankful for. Your post is a beautiful reminder that we should count our blessings and be thankful to the Lord, every day.

Today, I'm thankful for a wonderful son who treated us to a delicious Mexican dinner!

Have a good night, Patty.


Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ These were great, thanks for reminding us to show our thanks to the Lord. I do try to do this.
I am so glad you and Abe got a good chuckle over my jokes. I spent most of Sunday and this morning washing sheets after visitors and putting summer sheets on all the beds so am very tired. Melbourne Cup tomorrow, so my Home Care lady came today and she helped me make the beds.
I hope you got a good report from your eye doctor today my friend.
Take care, Love, Merle.mer

Margaret Cloud said...

I guess we do forget at times to say thank you God for all you give to us.