Thank You, Lord, for I am Blessed!
I dreamed 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
where all petitions (prayers) to God are received."
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with
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 ones 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?
"By simply saying "thank you", the angel answered.
It has been said that...
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes
on your back, a roof over your head 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 world's wealthy.
And if you get this on your own computer, you are
part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.
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, you 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 your parents are still alive and
still married, you are very rare.
If you can hold your head up and smile,
you are not the norm. You are unique
to all those in doubt and despair.
If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
who cannot read at all.
There's a roof up above me,
I've a good place to sleep.
There's food on my table.
And shoes on my feet.
You've given me Your Love,
Good friends and family.
Thank You for the many blessings
You've bestowed upon me!