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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 

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's 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 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."

Also "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 meeting 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."

"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 and enjoy your blessings!

ATTN: Acknowledgement Department - Thank You Lord!

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Pictures: From our collection -- World's Largest Turkey, Frazee, MN
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Music Selections:
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow -- London Philharmonic Choir and National Philharmonic Orchestra
Thank God for a wonderful world -- Julian Smith and Leonard A. Tucker
Now Thank we all our God -- Steven Anderson
Give Thanks -- Calm in Storm Album -- Reader's Digest