(I got in a cleanning jag yesterday and found this. Thought you might enjoy it. A pen-pal of mine sent it to me )
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 rootbeer and started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old women. She was setting in the park, just staring at some pigeons.
The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his rootbeer when he noticed the the old lady looked hungry. So he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted and smiled at him.
Her smile was so pertty that he wanted to see it again, so he offered her a rootbeer, again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.
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 women, and gave her a hug. She gave him her 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? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
Meanwhile, the old women, also radient with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stuned by the look of peace on her face and he asked. "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?"She replied " I ate potato chips in the park with God." 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 us which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason. Have lunch with God......bring chips.