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The Best Lunch You May Ever Have

April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Not being an overly religious person I love this story, and I hope it brings a smile your way.

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 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 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 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, a soda, or maybe a beer.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Candace George Thompson permalink
    April 8, 2012 7:40 pm

    What a lovely story, Donna. Thanks for sharing.

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