'Twas the night before a non-denominational winter holiday.

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by frizziidizzle, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. 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 overreaction, 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 . There is no more
    precious possession anyone could hold.
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    Nice post frizzii-d!
     
  3. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    Aww that story made me so sad but it's such a nice reminder of the love many of us receive that we may take for granted.
     
  4. Mikeintx

    Mikeintx Well-Known Member

    That was a great story thanks for sharing. And that heading made me laugh :)