A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six pack of root beer and started on his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons.
The boy sat down beside her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink of his root beer when he noticed the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie. She gratefully accepted it, and smiled at him.
Her smile was so pretty the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted.
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on is face. She asked 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? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen.
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked "Mother, what did you today that made you so happy?" She replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." However, before her son responded, she 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 act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
People come into our live for a reason, for a season, or a lifetime.
Embrace all equally.
Have lunch with God!
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