Life Coach Magazine

No Age to Wisdom

By Shawnaschuh
A pile of potato chips. These are Utz-brand, g...

A pile of potato chips. These are Utz-brand, grandma's kettle-cooked style. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The following story came in from a friend over the internet – and it showed such wisdom I thought it was worth sharing this week.

It’s called 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 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
drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so
he offered her some chips 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 root beer. Again, she 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 woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile

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? 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 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 potato chips in
the park with God.” However, before her son responded, she 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.

And to end our post today a quote:

“In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.”
Lord Chesterfield

Remember that you create your day by the way you think. Make it magnificent!

Blessings, Shawna

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