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 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 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 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.  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!

Author Unknown

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inspirational words,
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and details, so as I can place the
appropriate credit on this page.

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