The Golden Box
A Mother punished her 5 year old daughter for cutting up 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. Nonetheless, the little girl brought the Gift Box to her mother on Christmas morning and said
“ This is for you Momma”
The Mother was embarrassed by her earlier over-reaction, but her anger flared again when she saw the box was empty. She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.
” Don’t you know, young lady, that when you give someone a present there is supposed to be something inside the package?
The little girl looked up at her with tears in her eyes and said
,“ Oh Momma, it’s not empty. I blew kisses into it till it was full”
The mother was crushed. She fell to her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and asked her to forgive the unnecessary anger.
A short time later, and accident took the life of the child.
In remembrance, the mother kept the gold box by her bed. Whenever she felt discouraged of faced difficult problems in her life, she would open the box, 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 the unconditional love and kisses from our children, family and friends.
There is no more precious possession any one of us could hold.
Have a wonderful day & God Bless Norm