Box of Kisses
story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter
for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he
was furious when the child tried to decorate 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's supposed to be something
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said,
"Oh, Daddy, it's not empty, I blew kisses 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.
An accident took the life of the 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 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