Monday, August 01, 2011
Chips and Lime Juice
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his bag with some chips and a carton of lime juice and he started his journey. When he had gone about three kilometers, 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 bag. He was about to take a drink from his carton when he noticed that the man looked hungry; so he offered him some chips.
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 drink. 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 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? God has got the most beautiful smile I have ever seen!"
Meanwhile, 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 chips in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added," You know, he is 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!
Share this with people who have touched your life in a special way.
Let them know how important they are.
Have lunch with God! And .......Thanks for touching my life!