Tuesday, September 12

The Golden Gift

A father was furious with his 3 year old daughter for decorating a box under the Christmas tree with a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and they were having a hard time trying to make ends meet.  The next morning, the little girl brought the gift to her father and said, “This is for you, Daddy. Merry Christmas! ”

The father was embarrassed by his earlier actions, but his anger flared again when he found out that the box was empty. He yelled at her, shouting, “Don’t you know when you give someone a present, there is supposed 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 his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

Some months later, an accident took the life of his child. The father kept that gold box by his bed ever since, and whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of his child who had put it there.

Key Value: Unconditional love cannot be matched by all the money or gold in the world.


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    1. A reminder to treasure what we have.
      I have 2 daughters and I kiss them everyday.