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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Thank You Jesus

I received this email from my nephew today.
I don't normally post forwards ,
but this was very special.

His wife is also fighting cancer and doing
chemo and radiation treatments.

Her name is Donna and if you pray for her
the Lord knows her needs.

I believe that He rejoices when He hears our prayers
given with love and caring hearts,
especially when it is for others that we don't even know personally.


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 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," I said. "What now? How can I start?"

The Angel said, "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 hope this blessed you 
as it did me this morning. 

Have a lovely day.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 


  1. Lovely post... thank you for sharing!

  2. That really puts things in perspective!

  3. A wonderful message Connie, thank you so much.

  4. What a great message! Pray Donna will have complete healing. Love, hugs and prayers for you also ~ FlowerLady

  5. Thanks for sharing it Connie. We certainly are blessed and as I was feeding the chooks this morning, I was thanking the Lord for a wonderful day ahead. Always good to be reminded to say "thankyou" and to be grateful for all that we have. IP will be praying for Donna...xx

  6. Connie, Thank you for passing this along to us. I do pray a big thank you to our Lord when a prayer is answered. Connie, I wish I could come help you. Even while in my heart, I know I have no spare time. I pray friends and family are near by enough to hug you if you need it or just to call to see if you need anything, a coffee or tea, a small break to walk around the yard. You are in my prayers dear friend. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

  7. Thank you, Connie. Blessings on you and Steve.

  8. A beautiful reminder that we need to acknowledge our blessings. Thank you sweet friend

  9. Just beautiful♥ We have much to be thankful for, don't we. Sending you and Steve, and your newphew and his wife, Donna, many hugs and prayers. Take care, lovely Connie♥

  10. This is beautiful and such a good reminder!

  11. Thanks for sharing this; we all need to be reminded from time to time to be more grateful.

  12. What a wonderful message to read. I need to be more thankful. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Nancy

  13. I have read this before and it struck me then as it did now as a stark reminder that we need to appreciate each and every blessing that we have in our life and they outnumber the other things every time.
    I will add Donna to my prayers as well as your nephew. Wishing you and Steve a wonderful Monday, rejoicing in the Lords love for both of you.

  14. I found this comforting. thanks for sharing;)

  15. Thanks Connie....I have you and Steve on my prayer list. Blessings to you.

  16. That's really nice to read and be reminded. Someone once said they spent half the day saying Help me, help me Lord and the other half saying Thank you Lord, thank you.

  17. I have seen this sentiment before and yes, I do feel blessed on a daily basis! (Most of the time. Sometimes I go through the grumpies and bouts of ungratefulness.) Will say a prayer for your nephew's wife, too.

  18. Yes thank you Lord for all of your blessings. Sometimes we may find it hard to "count them".. but they definitely are there.. and this "forward" was a good reminder. I remember receiving this at least 20 years ago in an email.. and it stands today just the same as then. I'm praying for Donna now also... my nephew's wife is also going through the same thing. When will it ever end? I don't know. I loved your first photo.. looked so green! Hugs.. Marilyn

  19. Connie, this was fantastic, thank you for sharing.
    A good reminder and THANK YOU LORD!!
    xx oo

  20. So, so true. Thank you for this. And I'm lifting you and Steve, your nephew and Donna, up in prayer.
    Blessings, Linda

  21. Beautiful, Thank you Lord! ~For everything~ Because we are so very rich , may we be rich in deeds and prayer!

  22. Dear Connie ... Such a great message. Praying for you all. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

  23. so sorry to hear of your nephew's wife, I will pray for Donna.
    I have read that message before, it is a great reminder that we tend to go to God for things we need then to thank him for all he has and does give us every day!
    Praying that he is bringing peace, strength and hope to you all daily!

  24. A wonderful reminder and so timely as we go into Communion weekend.

  25. This is the third post I have read this morning on the issue of "blessings".

    We walk on the beach every day and a follower on Instagram once asked me if it gets boring. I replied, "On every walk I thank the Lord for blessing me with living where I do and the beauty of the daily changes in the ocean."

  26. A beautiful reminder to always be thankful, in all things giving thanks. We truly are so very blessed! So much to be thankful for! Many prayers and blessings for you and Steve!!!!

  27. Thank you Connie for reminding me how truly blessed I am...

  28. Just stopped by and want you to know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.

  29. Prayers for your nephew and Donna.