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Mar 3, 2007

This is one of the nicest e-mails I have seen.

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."

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 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 want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.


Acknowledge Dept.: "Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with."

Then I was standing in front of God,... and he asked

In my word, I asked that you 'tend the garden', plant vegetation, tend to the vegetation, keep the world green and healthy,... Did you do as I asked?

What will be your answer?

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Posted: Mar 3, 2007 9:16am
Feb 12, 2007
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Well,... Forest Across America,... Welcome to Forest Across America,... was posted 777 days ago.  If you find this interesting enough to tend part of the Garden here on Earth,... please click and participate.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2007 11:36pm
Nov 8, 2005
My Friend and Friends of Friends,

Please consider checking this group because they are doing activities very much like those that are goals of MADNow and FAAP.

Perhaps everyone would send a personal message asking that the host of the group join both MADNow and FAAP and participate by leading a discussion about her group and the SUNSHINE SANCTUARY for KIDS AND HORSES.  In this discussion, I will ask that they consider letting us help them plan more activities for the children that are fortunate enough to visit with them.

There is potential that because they have horses and likely need extra space to care for them,... and they have children and would likely be willing to share the FAAP ideals of having BBQs, gardens to feed the needy, and Forests for environmental ballance,...

That they may choose to become active members and allow us to help them get more land and other resources that could be of great value to the horses as well as the children. 

They could help the children learn gardening skills along the trails where they ride the horses,.... and the children will likely learn to recognize the various plants by name,... and this would make a horse ride to be more like a visit with a lot of new friends. 

Working the soil is good for the body and the soul.  Learning to recognize plants by name helps the children learn to be friends of nature,... providing the vegetables to the needy helps children learn to care and be generous to others,... and eating the vegetables they grow can help build self esteem and a healthy body, and best of all, sharing such an exceptional, generally all inclusive experience with others can develop into long and fruitfull friendship relationships with other people so that they may never desire to be alone and reclusive as so many adults of today have.

I need your help with this,... because most groups have made it clear that they are content with 'just what they are doing,' and so few groups are willing to provide children with a well balanced social atmosphere as is possible if we can only talk them into it.

However, by making just little minor changes,... and based on the Summary above,... the children will be provided with contact with nature, knowlege of caring for them selves (gardening as compared to shopping), experience in caring for others, and a warm and friendly introduction to the concept of community which includes our love for plants and animals.

Please write a short note and forward this same message to

Sharleen has received 127 new, 765 total stars from Care2 membersSharleen has been awarded 222 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Sharleen B.

You will likely need to add her to your friends list in order to have the message delivered.  I still do not know how to send NMs to people that are not on my friends list.  I am not even sure how to send to friends of friends > suggestions on this should be sent to me through MADNow:

If the link does not work,... send me an introduction and I will send you an official invite.

Thank you for your generous assistance with this valuable effort,... perhaps we could help them so much that we as adults may be able to drop in for a horse ride through a beautiful sculptured garden while we are still young enough to enjoy it,... and still aware enough to appreciate the adventure.


PS:  You may wonder how important this is to me?  It took me about an hour to compose this message to you,... another hour or more to 'select names' of my friends to deliver it to (over 600 clicks choosing each of you separately),... (I am getting to recognize you by name tho,... kinda a plus to the activity),...

I have not tried sending to Friends of Friends,... but not looking forward to 15,000 + clicks to choose each Friend of Friends individually!

An added bonus is that I do California Petitions and this could put us in contact with a lot of parents that might sign,... and since that generates money,... it could be used to raise funds for their organization,.. and MADNow and FAAP.

OH heck,... gotta get this sent!


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I'm a member of the SUNSHINE SANCTUARY for KIDS AND HORSES group on the Care2
Connect network, and think it's worth checking out.

Please join!

Teaching children to treat others as they would like to be treated and caring for the needs of others. This is a Equine Facilitated Mentoring Program located in beautiful N.CA. It is a non-profit organization geared to helping children and unwanted horses and foals. Please join my friends\r\nSincerely,\r\nSharleen B

Thank you!

- Sharleen B.
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