From A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul


Four-year-old Michelle was at the pediatrician’s office for a checkup. As the doctor looked into her ears with an otoscope, he asked, “Do you think I’ll find Big Bird in here?” The little girl stayed silent.

Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and looked down her throat. He asked, “Do you think I’ll find the Cookie Monster down there?” Again, the little girl was silent.

Then the doctor put a stethoscope to her chest. As he listened to her heart beat, he asked, “Do you think I’ll hear Barney in here?”

“Oh, no!” Michelle replied. “Jesus is in my heart. Barney’s on my underpants.”

Lori Nettles
Submitted by Marilyn Thompsen

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