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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bring Potato Chips

The following is an email message that was forwarded to me by a friend. As I read it, I was reminded of this verse from Hebrews 13: 2:

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. 

Read on and enjoy

 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 you shown kindness to a stranger lately, or has one shown kindness to you? Why not share it in the comment box below?
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