Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Box Full of Kisses

I read this in a little mag that is put through our door and I can't help but share it with you. I don't know the author to credit them unfortunately.

This story is about a man who, some years ago, punished his three year old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

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 to be empty. He yelled at her: "Don't you know that when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said: "Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kesses into the box. All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl and he begged for her forgiveness.

It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for years and whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, friends, or family. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.


Gaye said...

Aww! Di isnt that a heart felt story it is the simplist things! :) xx

Anonymous said...

So very true and so lets value the simple things because sometines suddenly they are no longer there.

Caroline said...

That is a lovely story Di - bought tears to my eyes......*sniff*....

Nat xxx said...

Awww that's so very lovely - and your statement at the end is so very true!


Anonymous said...

Aww that really is an adorable little story. :o) Thanks for sharing it xx