Lunch with God

MOHIT MAHAJAN (LCS, ACA) (2050 Points)

19 February 2008  
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 he
started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old
man. He was sitting in the park just staring at some
birds. The boy sat down next to him and opened his
suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root
beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry,
so he offered him a Twinkie.

He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. His smile
was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again,
so he offered him a root beer.

Again, he 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 more than a
few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man,
and gave him a hug. He gave him his biggest smile

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. 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?
He's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy,
returned to his home.
His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face
and he asked, "Dad, what did you do today that made
you so happy? "He replied, "I ate Twinkies 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 act 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.
Embrace all equally!

Little Acts of Kindness,
Little Acts of Love,
Help to make the earth below,