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posted 1/26/2010 1:49:53 AM |
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If you have read this before it'll take you less time to go to another blog than to gripe about it. But if it makes anyone feel better to gripe....have at it.

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.
The letter read:

Dear God,

I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment.
Next Friday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me? Sincerely, Edna.

The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars.
By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman.
The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.

Christmas came and went.

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read:

Dear God,
How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was $4 missing. I think it might have been those a**hole’s at the post office.

Sincerely, Edna.

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Jan 26 @ 2:21AM  
sad, but true...ya hear, thanks...but... I am not sure why, but good things get tangled into the selfish part of human nature. Thanks for sharing...and there is no but here.

Jan 26 @ 6:00AM  
I agree with Murph. That was funny, but also sad and true

Sometimes when one does a good deed, it backfires to where it sours them on helping others down the road.

Jan 26 @ 6:52AM  
Oh, Snap!!

Jan 26 @ 8:45AM  


Jan 26 @ 9:27AM  

Yes here in oregon in one town, they caught the postal workers steaaling mail.

Jan 26 @ 9:56AM  
Good story.

Sometimes we forget the true purpose of doing a good deed... IMO it should be done with an open heart with NO expectations. If we place expectations upon it the results can be similar to the results of this story. This is what breeds discontent and prevents further giving. However, when we give freely we have already received the greatest gift... the ability to give whatever we can, no matter how small or large. Gratitude comes from within... not from someone else or what they do.

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