Most of us who have roots in New England will appreciate this.
God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel,
found him, resting on the seventh day.
He inquired, "Where have you been?"
God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds,
"Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to
call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."
God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example,
northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while
southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent
of white people, and over there is a continent of black people.
Balance in all things."
God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be
extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a small green
land area jutting into the sea between the Bay of Fundy and the
Atlantic Ocean, and said, "What's that one?"
"That's New England, the most beautiful place on earth. There is
rolling countryside changing color with every season, rivers and
streams, lakes for fishing, forests, hills, and all around the ocean
and beautiful beaches. The people from New England are going to be
handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to
travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high
achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of many good things."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what
about balance, God? You said there would be balance."
God smiled, "Not very far from New England is a place called
Washington DC.............Wait till you see the idiots I put there."