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THE GOLD BOX

A man punished his little girl 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 previous overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found the box was empty.

He yelled, "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 sad eyes and said, "Oh, but Daddy, it isn't empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. What a fool he'd been. He put his arms around his daughter, and he begged her for forgiveness.

It is told that the man kept that gold box for the rest of his life 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 & kisses from our children, friends, family or God.

Treasure it Always.

There is no more precious possession anyone could hold