Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Little Girl's Love

Some years ago, I received this forwarded email and had kept it in my folder. I've read it many times and it never fail to touch me each time. The story reminds us to treasure everyone/ everything around us, for we never know what is going to happen tomorrow. Enjoy the story and have a great Sunday :)

''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 over reaction, 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, "Oh, 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 anger.

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 remembered 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 loved ones. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.''

1 comment:

Light and Writing said...

Oh, what a sweet and touching story! W e must always remind ourselves to appreciate little things even when they may seem silly at first glance!