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Saturday, April 27, 2013

It touched my heart...

Hi, all... 
I received this email and loved it so much, I wanted to share it with all of you. 
Potato Chips – Precious
Take 60 seconds to read this wonderful story. It will give you time to settle your brain, gather your thoughts, calm down and finish your week off on a positive note!


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.

Enjoy your weekend....
              I'll see ya on Monday.
xoxoxo  

34 comments:

Shug said...

Isn't this the sweetest little story? and....it has such a wonderful message. You all are going to have such a GREAT time at first Monday! I just live about 30 miles from Canton. Let me check my calendar and I may possibly be able to run up there and say hi! Would love to give you a big hug. Will you be there Friday? Saturday? Sunday....or all 3 days?
hugs

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

beautiful story. i love it. brought tears to my eyes. we really have no clue what we can do or say that means so much to some one else who might be having a bad day. i remind myself of this daily. so true. ( :

i wish i lived in Texas so i could see ya. come to VA soon. we have ice cream here too. ha. ha!! big big hugs. enjoy your weekend.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Awwwwwww, what a precious story...

Hugs....

And a new blog look here, my Dear. Very pretty!!!!!!!

Pondside said...

That's a lovely story, and a lesson for each of us. Have fun in Canton!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is incredibly sweet, BJ, it gave me a little chill because it shows how much we need others and just need to open our hearts. Thanks so much!

XO,
Jane

Madeline's Album said...

A very heart warming story. It made my morning. Have a blessed day and weekend. Madeline

Gina said...

That's a great little story...it gives me chills.

Jackie said...

I have loved this story since the first time I heard/read it. It always makes me happy.

God bless.

Carol said...

So, so sweet!

Shirley said...

Good Morning BJ, Your story was so sweet and makes you think. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Jeannie and Linda said...

I love the story, just never know when you will meet God.
Jeannie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this totally made my day. So precious. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj thanks for sharing this very sweet story! It made me smile!!
hugs,
Linda

Love Of Quilts said...

What a sweet story!

pbrenner said...

What a wonderful way to start my Saturday! I wish we could see each other this way, sigh. I hope you have a great time in Canton - let me know if you ever come down towards Wimberley or Fredericksburg (both have nice market days too - Fredsburg is 3 days a month), I'll buy *you* an ice cream, lol

Seriously, have a wonderful time and thanks for the smile

Patty

Beth said...

A wonderful story!!

I would love to visit Texas and have an ice cream with you!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

touches my heart too! thanks for sharing

Becky said...

Beautiful. We know everyone is going through something. We see someone without a smile we give them ours.
Thank you so much BJ. You never know when you are entertaining angels.
Have a great weekend. Blessings, Becky

Gayla said...

Sweet!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

This was a sweet story. Food for thought. It made me smile. I am glad that you shared it with us.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That brought tears to my eyes. Something to remember...always!

Mecky said...

Oh I just love that. It brought tears to my eyes, too.

I wish i was close to Canton, but sadly, I'm not. I hope you get to meet up with some bloggers.

Theresa said...

Sweet story! God is all around us if we just open our hearts:) Have a blessed weekend dear BJ! HUGS!

Jenn R. said...

That's a cute story . . . glad I stopped by.

BTW Google again. This is Jenn. Kind of like the math problem on the top of your blog - have to figure this one out? ;) Or maybe you got it right away?

;) Happy Day!

Jenn

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
This brought a lot of joy to my day. Thank you for sharing.

hugs
Sissie

Teresa said...

This, and not your before post /though it is, if you get me drift/ is "SOUL FOOD..and good for the spirit, too."

May we all keep our eyes and heart open to meet Him in everyone that crosses our path.

Love and wishes of a splendid week ahead.

Teresa

Teresa said...

Forgot to add: Love the Blog's New Look!!!! So much. Fun never ends around here.

Take Care,
T

Beverly said...

He is all around us.

Thank you for sharing.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Priceless...Amen!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

One of my favorites!

xo
Pat

Ginger Knox said...

Just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

Lorrie said...

That's a beautiful story, BJ. Thank you for sharing it.

Irene said...

Love the story. :-)Smiling and eating chips.

CAROL NANCE said...

What a way to start your day.....big smile.