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|Date:||9/24/2003 9:51:04 AM|
|Subject:||Twinkies and Root Beer|
|Message:||Twinkies and Root Beer
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it
was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his
suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and
he 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 a Twinkie.
He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.
His smile was so pleasant 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 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 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? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever
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 Twinkies 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!
Send this to people who have touched your
life in a special way. Let them know how important
they are. Have lunch with God!
And ........Thanks to all of you for touching my life. : )
| Twinkies and Root Beer by Eve at 9/24/2003 9:51:04 AM|
| Re: Twinkies and Root Beer by Lib at 9/24/2003 11:59:40 AM|
| Re: Twinkies and Root Beer by Jonmark at 9/24/2003 7:14:24 PM|