|Adrian Pearce posted this
The story goes that some
time ago, a man punished his three-year-old Daughter for wasting a role
of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he was furious when the
child tried to decorated a box.
Nevertheless the little girl brought the gift to her father the next
morning and said, "THIS IS FOR YOU DADDY". He was embarrassed
by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found
the box was empty. He yelled at her, don't you know when you give
someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside it?
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eye's and said,
"OH, DADDY, IT WAS NOT EMPTY, I BLEW A KISSES INTO THE BOX. ALL FOR
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl and he
begged for her forgiveness.
An accident took the life
of the little child only a short time later and it is told that the man
kept that gold box by his bed for many years and whenever he was
discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love
of the child who had put it in there.
In a very real sense, each of us as humans have been given a gold
container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children,
friends, family or God. There is no more precious possession anyone