One day, a letter came with no address. It was addressed to God. He decided he would open it to see what it said. The letter read:
Dear God, I am an 80 year old widow, and I earn a very small pension. My purse got stolen yesterday. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next payment. Christmas is coming soon, so my friends were supposed to come over for dinner. Without the money I can’t buy any food, and I have no one to assist me. You are my only hope. Will you please help me?
The postal worker, wanting to help out, showed the letter to all his co-workers. Everyone handed over some cash from their wallet. He ended up with $95 total, which was sent to the old lady.
A few days after Christmas, another letter came from the same woman to God. All the workers gathered around to read the letter. What the old lady wrote was:
How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Thanks to you, I managed to fix a lovely dinner for my friends. I told them all about your gift. By the way, there was $5 missing. It must have been those assholes at the post office!