Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member


    We often learn the most from our children. Some time ago, a friend of mine 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 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 that 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 of it?"

    The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Daddy it's 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 her forgiveness. My friend told me that he kept that gold box by his bed for years. 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 parents has been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children.

    There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

    -- Author Unknown
  2. Montysmum

    Montysmum New Member

    I have read this before, it is a lovely story & a timely reminder to all parents to love their children as unconditionally as they love them.
    Thanks for all your posts, I really enjoy reading them. This site has become my favourite spot !
  3. evon

    evon New Member

    before danny it is so precious. i used to get these sort of things when my children were small, now i have another round from my beautiful little 5yr old grandaughter.children are so giving, i think we can take a lesson from them with their undivided love