Gold Box (12/7/12)

The story goes that some time ago, a man 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. The little girl brought the gift to her Father the next morning and said,”This is for you Daddy.”

The man was embarrassed by his earlier over reaction but his anger flared again when he found the box was empty.”Don’t you know, when you give someone a present, there is suppose to be something inside?”The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried,”Oh, Daddy, it’s not empty at all I blew kisses into the box.They’re all for you Daddy.”

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

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child.It also told that her Father kept that gold box by his bed for many years, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who put it there.

In very real sense, each one of us, as human beings, have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses…..From our children, family members, friends and God.There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this.