The social network for students and teachers of "A Course in Miracles"
Evelyn K. Miller, a prisoner in Chowcilla California sent me this along with a letter of gratitude for books received:
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 on his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks he met an old woman. She was sitting 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 that the oldlady looked hungry, so he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted them and smiled at him.
Her smile was so pretty that the boy 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 never saying a word.
As twilight approached the boy realized how tired he was and he up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps he turned around and ran back to the old woman 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 woman, also radiant with Joy returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of Peace on her face and asked, "Mother, what did you do today to make you so happy?" She replied, "I ate potato chips in the park with God." Before her son could respond she added, "You know, He's much younger that I expected."
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word or listening ear, an honest act of caring...all of which have the pwer to turn lives around. Have lunch with God. Bring chips:-)