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It's said that we have a choice to make. I've chosen.
Now it's your
turn to choose.
The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 5-year-old
daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.
Money was tight and he became even more upset when the child pasted
the gold paper so as to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her father the
next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."
The father was
embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again
when he found the box was empty. He spoke to her 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?
The little girl looked up at
him with tears in her eyes and said:
"Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was full."
The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around
his little girl, and he begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later
and it is told that the father kept that gold box by his bed for all the
years of his life. And whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult
problems he 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.
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