There was a man who worked in a post office, whose job it was to process all mail that had illegible addresses, to try and help them reach their intended destination.
One day, a letter came to his desk, with the recipient written in shaky handwriting, just addressed to “God”.
The man thought to himself, “Oh dear, I had better open this one and see what it’s all about”.
So, he opened the mysterious letter and read the following:
Dear God, I am an 83 year old widow living on a very small pension.
Yesterday, somebody stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension check.
Next Sunday is Easter and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with.
I have no family to turn to and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?
The postal worker was really touched by this letter from an elderly widow, so he went around the mail depot, showing the letter to all the other employees.
Each of them dug into their wallets and came up with a few dollars.
By the time the man had finished the rounds, he had collected 96 dollars.
He put the money into an envelope and sent it to the elderly widow.
The rest of the day, all the postal workers felt a warm glow, thinking of the nice thing they had done.
Well, Easter came and went, and a few days later came another letter from the old lady, again addressed to “God”.
All the postal workers gathered around the man’s desk, while the letter was opened.
Dear God, how can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me.
Because of your generosity, I was able to fix a lovely 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 have no doubt it was those thieves at the post office who took it!
You have to love sweet old ladies don’t you!
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