Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bring Potato Chips...!

I have a little departure from our regular routine today...something you might enjoy!

This is something that maybe we all should pay attention to!

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.

We should all try and remember that our actions can certainly speak more clearly than all the words we can string together! A smile, a hug, or little silent sharing can speak volumes and may fill the void in someone's heart!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Last chance for fresh air until after the approaching Winter storm!

11 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

I like that one.

Chickenmom said...

What a lovely way to start the week - thank you Mr. Hermit! Bitter, bitter cold here - minus 4 degrees....

Momlady said...

Very nice. Off to warmer climes.

JO said...

Great post today very fitting for a Sunday. Thank You

No coffee again for me. I'm going back to bed.
Hope the storm isn't to bad. Stay warm.

Mamahen said...

Such a beautiful story on a day when I needed to be reminded, there is goodness n kindness in the world...and we never know what form God will use to make a impact in our lives.... I think maybe i'm having coffee with God today.... i'm all out of chips, will strawberry cookies work :))

Billy Bob said...

Just goes to show that there's a little God in each of us.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I beautiful story and the lesson taught is oh so true.

Howard Taylor Taylor said...

Love brother.

John M said...

It's a wonderful story. I enjoyed it. Thank you.

small farm girl said...

This was a good post!

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nice story bro...really loved it...