Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day~Serving Twinkies and Root Beer

Happy Father's Day to all the, Husbands, Dads, Uncles, Brothers, Cousins, Friends, and Neighbors. I hope your day is special and blessed with time to enjoy, relax and reflect.

This day has me missing my Father, but I know he is safe in the arms of our Lord and I can forever hold dear his wonderful memory. God Blessed me, not only with a dear dad, but a wonderful beloved hubby as well. To this day, I gives thanks!
Enjoy this little story for a special day!~~~

A little boy 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 elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding 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 man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.

The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.

Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As it grew dark, 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 man, and gave him a hug. The man 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? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the elderly 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 Twinkies 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!

The author is unknown for this sweet little story, but I thought it special to pass on and share. May our meetings with others, be as special and spirit filled. May we smile with joy and know that GOD lives!

Happy Father's Day!
Blessings always, Celestina Marie

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Julie Marie said...

Good morning dear Celeste... thank you for sharing such a precious story about God... I know like me, you are missing your daddy so much... but like you said, they are safe in the hands of our Lord... maybe our daddys are even chatting together right now about their little girls... xoxo Julie Marie

Jane said...

What a wonderful story!
I know the memories of your father will help you celebrate this Father's Day.
I am fortunate to have my 80 year old father in my life. We are going to spend the afternoon together for lunch and whatever else he might want to do!
Enjoy your Sunday.

Bellesanbeaus said...

Ahhh Miss Celestina...maybe all the Fathers that have gone on before us get rootbeer and twinkies today! Sending huge tearful hugs...Beth

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Celestina,

This is my first visit to your blog, nice to meet you.

What a sweet story. I think we underestimate the power of a smile and a kind word...and a Twinkie. Thanks for the smile today.

Unknown said...

That is a wonderful story.
Just wanted to invite you over to Etsy Cottage Style where I co-host the Vintage Alphabet Party and link in. go to for more info. Hope you can join in.

Lori said...

Thank you Celeste for the story. I also missed my dear Dad today, Monday again will hold such sadness also, my Mothers birthday. I cherish the last days I had with them both before they passed and am glad I was able to care for them in their home before they passed. Time still holds many tears and sorrows though, I miss them so much. Have a great week friend, your so very special! Every time I sit down to do my homework, I look up and there is my pretty bird house, it always warms my heart, today also. Your work has brought me such joy with your beautiful roses, I thank God for your talent he bestowed upon you! Love,Lori

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Father's Day to Larry! Sweet tribute to your dear dad, too. I always miss mine so much, and especially on days like today.

Love the sweet story ~ I've heard it before but it always bears repeating. We just never know what small thing we may do that may bring such big happiness to someone, do we?

See you Friday at the Wedding Party!! Now I'm off to see where YOU create!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

What a very sweet and touching story.
Also loved the tribute to your dear Father, and it is times like this that you miss them so much.
Fathers Day here in NZ is the 5th of September.

Have a wonderful week

Anonymous said...

Hello Celeste,

I hope you still remember little me ;-) Haven't I been away for so long? I have missed visiting.

ANd now that I have, how fitting your post is to read today. It is so sweet and yes I agree! Sometimes, even the simplest of smile from someone lessens once worries or burden. I don't know how but it sure does. And yes, just like the messages I received from you and other wonderful ladies I have come to meet, they have meant so much to me. The prayers and all the hug I have felt the warmth of it all.

Thank you for the prayers Celeste. It has helped us a lot. And just like you have prayed, both Mama and my sister are continuously on a healing process. Taking it one day at a time.

And again, yes, me meeting you has been very special. I never would have even thought of actually meeting such wonderful ladies here and actually be in a conversation with just like in the real world, but aren't we blessed to have have that opportunity? :-)

I visited you studio too. I remember the first time I get to see it. It was last year and I think it was around the time you were redecorating and celebrating a 100th post celebration.

As you said to me, I will definitely (and I am) keeping myself be reminded of the Proverbs. And I like the saying about success too. YIkes, I sure am guilty on that one. Now, I will surely be reminded of that too.

MIzpah always!

Kath' said...

I loved this story. I have heard it along time ago. But, reading it now opened my eyes up again and put a smile so hugh on my face. Thanks for sharing. Kath'

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..