(Re-crafted by Renée Brachfeld)
A little girl wanted to meet God. She knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so she packed her suitcase with chocolate chip cookies and a six-pack of root beer and she started her journey.
When she had gone about three blocks, she saw an old woman. She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The girl sat down next to her and opened her suitcase. She was about to take a drink from her root beer when she noticed that the old woman looked hungry, so she offered her a chocolate chip cookie. The old woman gratefully accepted it and smiled at her. Her smile was so pleasant that the girl wanted to see it again, so she offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at her. The girl was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.
As it grew dark, the girl realized how tired she was and she got up to leave, but before she had gone more than a few steps, she turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. The old woman gave her biggest smile ever. When the girl opened the door to her own house a short time later, her mother was surprised by the look of joy on her face. She asked her, "What
did you do today that made you so happy?
She replied, "I had lunch with God."
But before her mother could respond, she 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, "Mom, what did you do today that made you so happy?"
She replied, "I ate cookies in the park with God."
However, before her startled son responded, she added, "You know, she's much younger than I expected."