Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Box Of Kisses

--by tenderheart, posted Sep 27, 2007
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." He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found the box was empty.

He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said,"Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for 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 of us as humans have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, friends, family and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
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Readers Comments

palthi wrote: This one brought tears in my eyes & I identify myself with this situation. Kids have such a pure feeling for their mom & dad. You'll be dumfounded the way they find to express it.
brighteyes wrote: Hey Tender.....thanks & hugs for you!

Read this before its just as good the next time around! Opens the heart and reminds us to be like child, trusting, loving, honesty, filled with wonder, forgiving....all the great qualities that come from the heart and soul.

I will you enough!
Smiles & Blessings from Brighteyes ;)
bibirose wrote: Now that's profound & o so true. Love is not love until it is given away & the best example ever shown was how Father God gave Jesus for you & me; now that's Unconditional Love.
Shriraj wrote: That was a real good one
butterfly wrote: what an amazing and beautiful story. i loved it. i cried with joy as the love that children give is beyond words. thank you so much for sharing this truely wonderful and moving story.
jacqueline wrote: Children are full of oldie but a goodie!
aspoiled wrote: I loved this story thanks for posting it.

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