There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I received this as an email today. I thought I would share with you!

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 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 place of worship 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 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 are.

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.
I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends!!


Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

And God I thank you for Sharon, a friend that shares her heart and sole with me. Thank you for sending out this message tonight and sharing with me. We have so much to be thankful for.
I love you Sharon,
Hugs, Pat

Dragonlady said...

Thank you for sharing this...very true..I will post this on my blog to share....

Barb said...

Sharon, thank you for sharing this very important reminder to say "Thank you. Lord". It is also a good reminder to say thank you to people who do things for us here on earth, whether we asked them to or not.



Hi Sharon,
That was a great post. I do try to thank God each night before I go to sleep for all that He gives to me.
I peaked into your etsy and love your tussies:)
Congrat's to the winner of your giveaway.
I was hoping that we would be swap partners for the cabinet card swap.
Have you started yours?!
Take care.
Deb :)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Sharon....I've admired your blog and your beautiful art work and would like to pass on an award to you. It's called the Honest Scrap Award...perfect for a scrapbooker and tagger. Hope you'll stop by CollectInTexas Gal and see the award and what it's all about. I've posted about it today and also on the SideBar...Sue

Patti said...

apt and awesome reminder - thanks!

Susan said...

Very nice, thank you for sharing that.

Joyce said...

Good thoughts Sharon! Thanks for that.
My FAVORITE Season is Fall too.
How's things going up there is it cooling down for you all?? We had a nice day today.....too bad I had to go to work for someone. HA!
Oh well......:~)

dawnkristine said...

I really like your "buy Handmade" badge on the side, did you make it yourself, or where did you get it? I have been looking-

Barb said...

This is awesome!!

Thanks for sharing it.


barbara jean

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Hey Sharon, long time no talk. :-) Thanks for stopping by the blog the other day. I appreciated your comment.

I love this story you have shared. Brings home how much we do have to be thankful for.

Loving the rhinestones in your Etsy store. :-)


Lorrie said...

Beautifully put - a great reminder to be thankful.


rosemary said...

I found your blog while searching for the source of this e-mail. Love your blog. We share a lot of the same interests--collectibles and handmade. Also an Etsy store. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story on your blog. I received it in an e-mail from someone. So true.