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The Golden Box

The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter 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.”

The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, “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.

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years 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 one of us, as humans beings, have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses… from our children, family members, friends, and God. There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this.

Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. Fayaz
    July 4, 2010 at 2:17 am

    imagine if this happen with us ?

  2. July 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Very touching.

  3. July 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    @ Fayaz & Shammi – Thank you for the visit 🙂

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  5. July 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    @ Imran – Thanks for the visit Imran 🙂

  6. pinky
    July 21, 2010 at 7:34 am

    The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There’s nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional

  7. pinky
    July 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

    For all parents love ur children as prince or princess.

  8. July 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    @ Pinky – The love from parents is always unconditional, but our work and other frustrations lead us to those negative attitude towards the family, we should live in present and give full attention to our loved ones instead of staying in past or future 🙂

    July 24, 2010 at 9:26 am

    AWESOME.nd very touching

  10. July 24, 2010 at 9:30 am

    @ Nimita – Thank you Nik for the visit 🙂

  11. rajeev
    March 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Wish if we could get many empty boxes filled with love, kindness and blessings.

  12. March 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    @ Rajeev – To get is to give, give many of this to others, and you will see receiving them back, thank you for comment 🙂

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