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The Day I Met God

18/03/2012

Box of Twinkies

I found this story in a newsletter, hope you enjoy it as much as I did…I know there are different variations but you’ll get the idea!

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 elderly man.  The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons.  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 the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.  The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at the boy.  His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again so he offered him a root beer.  Again, the man 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 man, and gave him a hug.  The 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 to see 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.” Before his mother could even respond, he added, “You know what? God’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”

Meawhile, the elderly 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 the son responded, he added, “You know, God’s a lot 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!

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4 comments

  1. Simply beautiful ♥


  2. Hi, I nominate you for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD! Check out my blog for ‘the rules’ if you want to accept it. Bye


    • Thank you very much! I will be posting in the next day or two, as soon as I have some time…:)



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