Here’s a good short story I recently received via email:
A woman dreamt she walked into a fruit shop in a bazaar and, to her astonishment, found God behind the counter.
“What do you sell here?” she asked.
“Everything your heart desires,” said God.
Believing what she was hearing, the woman decided to ask for the finest things a human being could yearn for. “I want peace of mind, love, happiness, wisdom and freedom,” she said.
Then as an afterthought, she added, “Not just for me; for everyone in the world.”
God smiled and said, “I think you’ve got me wrong, my dear. We don’t sell fruits here. Only seeds!”