Monday, December 04, 2006

The Golden Box

One last post from work before I disconnect my sick PC.
Got this in an e-mail today and I HAD to post it! Too sweet...

The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old
daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight
and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate
a box to put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next
morning and then said,
"This is for you, Momma."
The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared
again when she opened
the box and found it was empty. She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.
"Don't you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed
to be something
inside the package?"
She had tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Momma, it's not empty! I blew kisses
into it until it was full."
The mother was crushed. She fell on her knees and put her arms around her
little girl, and she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is
told that the mother kept that gold
box by her bed for all the years of her life.

Whenever she was discouraged or
faced difficult problems she would open the box
and 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 human beings, have been given a Golden
box filled with unconditional love
and kisses from our children, family, friends
and GOD. There is no more precious
possession anyone could hold.

3 comments, add yours here:

Mike said...

A very telling story. It isn't always what we see that will make us happy. Some of the best things that make us happy cannot be seen but can still be felt. A good post.

David said...

Great story!! I really liked it.

Skittles said...

Awww. A goosebumpy post...