Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Gold Wrapped Gift

--by sethi, posted Feb 12, 2012
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 more upset when the child pasted the gold paper so as to decorate a box to put under a Christmas tree. 

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her father 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 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 " Oh Daddy , it is 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 his unnecessary anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later and it is told that the father kept the 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 .There is no more precious possession anyone can hold .
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Readers Comments

Mustafizul Haque wrote: Who is the main writer
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Cornelys Sheno wrote: Be father i will not be like that, i feel like that when i am child so sad be a child
Happysoul wrote: I am so fortunate to read this! Thanks for sharing!
Parvane wrote: Thanks so much for sharing this heart touching story. I am a teacher and i read this story in my classes. Many girls were influenced and they were eager to have a copy of this.
jsmc10 wrote: Children can bring so much love into the world and know different, creative ways t show their love, this is such a great example :)
Debra Rincon Lopez wrote: What a good parentings lesson that we all should read for the safety of the future for we may be hurting our children when we don't relize it?
CsT wrote: This is very true. The power of love overcomes anything and everything. We may think we need something, like an object inside a christmas box, but what's good in a present without feelings to the fullest? The best present is one full of love.
HappyDae wrote: Such a sweet story full of meaning to each of us. Thank you so much for sharing. No doubt, it is a post we will always remember. Love and peace, happydae
Morgine wrote: A very old story with an ageless message. Never judge a book, a experience or anything else with your eyes alone. Only your heart knows the truth hidden inside.

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