Aaron's conversation with God

“God, You have asked me to give away my toys to others. Not only my toys, but also many things, do I give away to people; and they take things from me gladly, but they do not say even one ‘Thank you’ to me.”

“My child, I am so sorry to hear that. Don’t worry, I shall scold them. But Aaron, I thank you twice every day.”

“God, when? Please tell me when You thank me.”

“I thank you, Aaron, in silence through your father, when you give him a most beautiful smile before you go to bed at night. I thank you in silence through your mother early in the morning, when you give her the most beautiful smile before you leave your bed.”

Sri Chinmoy, Children's conversations with God, Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, New York, 1971