Lots to smile about
Take a breather amidst the festive flurry and count the things worth celebrating.
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 guide stopped in front of the first section and said, “This is the Receiving Section. Here, we gather all the petitions to God said in prayer.”
I looked around the area; it was abuzz with angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous sheets and scraps of paper from people all over the world.
Then we moved down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then said: “This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings people ask for are processed and delivered to them.”
Again, I noticed how busy the place was, with angels focused on the countless requests made by humans.
Finally, at the farthest end of the corridor, we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, doing nothing.
“This is the Acknowledgment Section,” my guide said softly. He seemed embarrassed.
“How is it that there’s no work going on here?” I asked.
“Well,” the angel sighed, “after receiving the blessings they’ve asked for, very few people send back acknowledgments.”
“How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?”
“Simple. Just say, ‘Thank you, Lord’.”
“What blessings should we acknowledge?” I asked.
The angel gave a quiet smile and said: “If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep at night, you are richer than 75% of other people in this world.
“If you have money in the bank and your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top eight per cent of the world’s wealthy population.
“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 of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you’re 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 alive and still married, you are extremely lucky. And if you can hold your head up daily and smile, you are unique to all those in doubt and despair.”
The Internet has become a wonderful medium for passing around heart-warming or thought-provoking stories like this one. Today’s story was sent in by JOYCE LOH.
Just after finishing my bath, sitting down to look at the newspaper....Parents came home.... i saw this article.. i read the beginning and the end.. i did not read the whole passage... i thought it was boring... and dad said, "wait ar..' he took that page of the newspaper and said... 'read this'.... i was like okay... READ LAR.....
It's a touching 1....
just like dad always said... 'THANK GOD FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE...'
So people.... even if you are going through TROUBLE, thank god.. because HE is making you TOUGHER in future..
THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING ME SUCH A GOOD LIFE!!!!!!!!!!