Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Christmas Present!

Is the title of today's inspirational message

There is a story told of  a man who
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,
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
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.

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