Monday, 2 May 2016

An Afternoon in the Park

A must read short story that will make you happy.
There one was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with popcorn and six-pack Pepsi and started hi 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 sip from his Pepsi when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her some popcorn. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.
Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a Pepsi. Once again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted.
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.
As it began to grow dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave. He turned around, 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. 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 also stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked, “Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?”
She replied, “I ate popcorn in the park with the God. 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!

Thank you for reading :) 

Bhagwan Joshi

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