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Friday, November 30, 2012

Potato Chips

            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 chips and a six-pack
            Of root beer and 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 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 that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. He
            Gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.
            His smile was so pretty 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
            As twilight approached, 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 potato chips 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!
            Have lunch with God.......bring chips.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A smile always makes me feel better. I hand smiles out all the time and many look at me as though I am crazy. Truth told that hurts a bit, but GOD wants us to have a joyful heart and I try very hard to pass that around. In the end, I know my Lord and Saviour is happy with my contribution of smiles. I hope it makes Satan angry!!