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. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are
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
"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 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'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 care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all
ATTN: Acknowledge Dept.
"Thank you Lord; for giving me the
ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with
whom to share it."
If you have read this far, and are thankful
for all that you have been blessed with, how can you not send it on?
I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends... Great eh!