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mybabe
12-14-2007, 11:10 AM
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, Mama."

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, Mama, 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.

mybabe
12-14-2007, 01:48 PM
hmmmm....we must appreciate whether small /big things....a simple thank you can touch the heart of the giver....Merry Christmas!

Wowie
12-14-2007, 10:01 PM
Merry Christmas also mybabe, peoples that are important to us is the most precious thing in this world. Every money we spend is worth it, when we spend it for the peoples whom we value the most :)