GRATITUDE AND THANKSGIVING

The journey of Blog Jovial began on 3rd January, I published my first post on 4th January and then it took much time to publish the next post on 20th January.Blogging for me was an entry into a totally unknown arena but very soon it became a comfortable journey in the company of so many great bloggers. So far I have published only 39 posts and practically speaking it has happened because of your support and concern, esteemed Bloggers.

I remember all the esteemed Bloggers who have helped me to continue.I thank all the 120 esteemed Bloggers in a very special way for your support,your lovely comments and for liking my posts.I also admit that sometimes I have failed to reply to your comments in proper time which are certainly invaluable to me, I am extremely sorry for that.I am in touch with most of my senior Bloggers except a few, whom I do miss a lot when I don’t receive any mails from them.

I have received a lovely story from a good friend of mine and I wish to share it with you all.

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was giving me a tour.We walked with each other down a vast corridor.My guide stopped at a doorway and gestured for me to enter.Inside was a massive workroom filled with angels bustling about.”This is the receiving room,”my angel explained.”Here, all the world’s prayers to God are received.”I looked upon all the angels sorting petitions written on piles and scraps of paper from all over the world.I was impressed by both the order and the chaos of this busy workroom.My guide and I continued down the corridor until we reached a second doorway.The angel turned to me and said, “This is the packaging and delivery room.Here,the graces and blessings that the world’s people requested are processed and sent for delivery.”Again, I couldn’t help but be impressed by how busy the room was.Angels were darting about,packaging the blessings for delivery to the people of Earth.My guide and I continued on until we arrived at the farthest end of the corridor.

To my surprise, only one angel was in this room,sitting idly with nothing to do.”This is the acknowledgement room,”my angel guide quietly admitted to me.”How is it that there is no work happening in here?”I asked.The angel seemed embarrassed,”It’s very sad,”he explained.”After people receive the blessings that they asked God for,very few send back acknowledgements,”How does one acknowledge their blessings from God?”I asked.”Easy,”the angel answered “just say ‘Thank you,Lord.”What kind of blessings should they acknowledge?”I asked.The angel smiled and explained,”If you have food on your table,clothing on your body,and a roof overhead,you are richer than 75% of the world.If you have money in the bank and in your wallet, you are among the top 8 percent of the world’s wealthy.If you wake up with more health than illness,you are more blessed than those who will not survive the day.If you have never had to endure the fear of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, or the agony of torture,then you are better of than 700 million people in the world.If you can attend church without fear of harrassment, arrest or death,you are more blessed than 3 billion people.If your parents are still alive and still married,then your fortune is very rare indeed.If you can hold your head up and smile,you’re unique to all those who despair.When I woke, I pondered over how we can start acknowledging our blessings.If you can read this message, you are doubly blessed.One is that someone who was thinking of you very special.The second is that you are more blessed than over two million people in the world who cannot read at all.If you read this message on your own device,you are part of the 1% in the world who can afford that opportunity.

I have counted my blessings especially the blessing of having so many great people beside me to support me constantly has made me blessed.

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