A 4-year-old boy was asked to return thanks before Christmas dinner.
The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his
prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one.
Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa,
and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for
the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad,
the cranberry sauce, the pies, and the cakes, even the Cool Whip. Then he
paused, and everyone waited–and waited. After a long silence, the young
fellow looked up at his mother and asked, “If I thank God for the
broccoli, won’t he know that I’m lying?”