The Letter to God – Very Nice

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.

The coming Sunday 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?



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 Saima and the dinner she would be able to share with her  friends.

Sunday 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 thieves at  the post office!!

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42 Responses to The Letter to God – Very Nice

  1. Farouk Kamal January 25, 2015 at 4:44 PM #

    Whatever good you fo for the people, you will be repaid for it.
    If not in this world, then, on Judgement Day.

  2. akbar September 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM #

    some persons are never satisfied with what they get, you can only be happy if you are satisfied with what you have.

    • Ali - Admin September 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM #

      Rightly said Akbar!

  3. me April 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM #

    too bad stuff like that doesnt happen in real life.

  4. Syed Farrukh Ahmed March 17, 2013 at 3:44 PM #

    Its is indeed nice story and lesson learn from this letter is that, reply of letter is letter, reply of e-mail is e-mail, reply of Card is Thank you card, reply of Mobile call is Mobile call. Now sum of the letter is one human being should help other human being, God will not come down and help you, only he will put some good thoughts and make your heart soft enough to understand the feeling of others.

    Giving money for good cause means , building society and building Country.
    Without money no good work can be done, Sp please donate few % from your earning each month, specially on elderly people.

    Best regards to all


  5. miss March 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM #

    what the old lady thinks does not matter. good work of the post office staff will be rewarded by God


    • Ali - Admin March 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM #

      Rightly said.

  6. miss March 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM #

    what the old lady thinks just does not matter. The good work of the post office staff will be rewarded by God


  7. Mujtaba February 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM #

    What if you have done something for God sake, your expectation is from God alone, people will always hurt they whole heartedly collected this much amount for an old lady but their reward is from God, that lady being human responded the capacity she could but their noble cause cannot be matched with human response.

  8. cornelia January 7, 2013 at 3:34 AM #

    A nicce story…..bt the ending part….doesn’t sound ryt

  9. Sonah November 16, 2012 at 11:31 PM #

    Avery old story.But always a pleasure to revisit, and reflect upon man’s geenerosity and egoism.

  10. Sheherbanoo September 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM #

    That’s life. Sometimes we do d same thing unknowingly. So, NO BADGUMAANI i.e. don’t think evil of others

  11. sharif123 July 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM #

    sometimes charity gets backfired.

  12. Mohammad Khan July 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM #

    There must be a lesson for the fund raiser at the post office! the story is nice.

  13. Iram Ali July 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM #

    You can expect anything from OLD PEOPLE…. though it has funny ending, but then it has a lesson… The ones who believe in ALLAH, surely get their expectations true. Secondly, the passion of helping others, to make their belief firm, is seen worthy.
    Thank You Sara, for lots of impressive stories.

  14. hanan July 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM #

    I like the story b/c Allah always work mistereyes ways and verey funy and touching.

  15. Anonymous February 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM #

    very wonderfull joke

  16. Asharafkuzhivilayil February 8, 2011 at 6:13 AM #

    even though it is a funny story,trust in god will support our needs…..

  17. fraz chandio October 28, 2010 at 1:44 PM #

    well well well. that was a gr8 decision made by her. because she had belief that god will send her all money she lost……

  18. abdul October 18, 2010 at 1:06 AM #

    vrlo dobar vic ali prijevod loš

  19. SGALAD June 9, 2010 at 9:13 PM #

    Nice story, this clearly signifies how insatiable and ungrateful we humans can be.

  20. nina June 4, 2010 at 9:00 PM #

    What a touching story. Ending was funny

  21. nina June 4, 2010 at 8:57 PM #

    what a touching story. ending was touching

  22. Ghufran June 1, 2010 at 3:37 PM #

    That,s all was good but ending was not perfect

  23. issa May 29, 2010 at 11:18 AM #

    no good deed goes unpunished is the main theme LOL

  24. MUSA May 19, 2010 at 3:36 AM #


  25. Halima May 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM #

    The story is touching but I don’t like the way it ended.

  26. mustapha May 13, 2010 at 5:14 PM #

    the joke may discourage gift for God sake

  27. lila May 9, 2010 at 11:03 AM #

    i did not get the moral pf the story????

  28. Anfaz May 6, 2010 at 1:28 PM #

    Actually this is a childish story
    Any way thank you for your story

  29. Sharief - BDM April 26, 2010 at 2:19 PM #

    This is some thing childish story thanks to story writer

  30. gulshan April 24, 2010 at 11:10 AM #

    please read full story and then comment it is not a bad story

    the nicer thing in story is the collecting money for her , and those p/o staffers save the natural mode on God for that woman” human always ask to God when he gota alone and no one going to help him, then God create the humble in hearts of people.
    the other thing is that nice and helpful ppl cannot feel that things like that woman ask “By the way, there was $4 missing. I think it might have been those bastards at the post office”, and it was realty coz she was not know whats going on for her in the post office.

  31. lamea April 21, 2010 at 1:10 AM #

    it was really very nice story.moral of the story is that we shoud come out of the so called “stereotyping” coz everyone is not the same.

  32. rahma April 19, 2010 at 5:22 PM #

    It’s not nice at all

  33. minnah April 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM #

    its touched my heart….allah save our country too from chooor

  34. usman April 10, 2010 at 3:55 PM #

    a very old lady is like a toddler,as a story it is not bad at all

  35. alaa' salme April 10, 2010 at 11:08 AM #

    it is not nice .bad story

  36. Noneofyourbusiness April 9, 2010 at 7:48 PM #

    LOL! I LMAO!!!

  37. MMR April 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM #


  38. Gulshan Rasool April 8, 2010 at 4:27 PM #

    iss story ne rula diya hay, jasay koi 1000000000000000000000000000% sachi bat hooo ka sabot ho, aysay sada bhi insan hotay hain, ansso thmna nahin chaty, uss Edna ( jasy logon ka Allah per Tawakkul aour un jasay (postal workers) ki sakawat hi hamri dunya ko Qiyamat ki Holnaki say bchay howay hay, Allah Un sab ko aour saray AAlm ko Aour SARA aap ko Jzae khair Atta phrmayee, aour akhirat main hamin nakon kay sath hi rakhay , Aamin

  39. Loubna A. Youssef April 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM #

    OMG! I do not think this is “nice” at all! If I were among the employees working in the post office I would be extremely frustrated and disappointed.

  40. sara April 7, 2010 at 12:37 PM #

    oh nice