A little boy was fascinated by the tales of god and was determined to meet God. He knew it would be a long trip, so he packed his bag with some of his favorite cookies and a flask with tea and started on his journey.
He walked around three blocks and stopped by when he saw a beautiful park. He sat on a bench beside an elderly lady. She was just sitting on the bench and watching some pigeons. He opened his bag, took out his cookies, and poured some tea. When he was about to sip his tea, he noticed the lady looked hungry. He offered her his cookies and a cup of tea. She gratefully accepted and smiled at him.
The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon smiling and eating cookies, but they never said a word.
As the day went down, the boy realized that he was tired and wanted to go home. He got up to leave, but before he took more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a big hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.
The boy entered his house with a huge smile on his face. Surprised by the look of joy on his face, his mother asked, “What did you do today that made you so happy?”. He replied, “I had lunch with God today.” But, before his mother could respond, he added, “And she has got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”
Meanwhile, the old woman entered her home radiant with joy. Her son astonished by the joy and peace on his mother’s face asked, “Mother, what made you so happy today?” She replied, “I ate cookies and tea in the park with God.” But, before her son could give her a reply, she added, “You know, he is much younger than I expected.”
Too often we underestimate the power of little acts of love and care like a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, and all of which have the potential to turn a life around.