There once 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 Twinkies and a six-pack
of root beer, and he started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an
old woman. She was sitting in the park, 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 a Twinkie. 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. Once again, she smiled
at him. The boy was delighted. They sat there all
afternoon eating and smiling, yet they never said a
As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was
and he got up to leave. 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 ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own home 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 even 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
She replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God."
But before her son responded, she added, "You
know, he's much younger than I expected."
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