“…Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word…”

Image result for caricature of old man and boy sitting on park benchAn Afternoon in the Park

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…….and, bring chips.

Spiritual Story by: UNKNOWN

Reprinted by: BrOOKS-of-WISDOM…by Charles Brooks…..blessings….cjlb…4/18/15.

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


Subscribe to our website to receive updates.

2 Responses to “…Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word…”