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Sometimes you come across a cute little story that ends up being quite telling in its message and so I will relay this one because I have no idea of who the original author was.
A little boy wanted to meet God.
He knew it was a long trip to where God lived so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato crisps and a six pack of root (ginger) beer and began his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks he met an old man who was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons.
The boy sat next to him and opened his suitcase and was about to take a drink from one of his six pack when he noted that the old man looked hungry so he offered him some crisps.
The old man gratefully accepted them and smile back.
His smile the boy felt was so pretty that he wanted to see it again so he offered him a bottle of the root beer and again the old man smile back and the boy was delighted.
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling but never saying a word.
As twilight approached the boy realized how tired he was an got up to leave but before he had gone more than a few steps he turned around and ran back to the old man and gave him and hug…and the old man gave him his biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face so she said to him…”what did you do today that made you so happy?”
He replied, “I had lunch with God”
But before his mother could respond he added “You know what? He’s got the most beautiful smile I have ever seen.”
Meanwhile the old also radiant with joy return to his home and his son, stunned by the look of peace on his father’s face said “dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?”
The old man replied “I ate potato crisps in the park with God.”
However before his son responded, he added “You know, he’s much younger than I expected.”
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest acting of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime so embrace all equally.
Have lunch with God….bring crisps!
YOU ARE UNIQUE. GOD MADE YOU THAT WAY AND HE LOVES YOU.
ALWAYS REMEMBER…STORMS COME BUT STORMS END.
YOU CAN’T BRING BACK YESTERDAY, FOCUS ON TODAY.
AND REMEMBER THE SAYING…DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW…GOD IS ALREADY THERE.