Wednesday, August 3, 2011

That's love

The story goes that a father punished his five year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapper. The next day the father noticed a neatly packed gift box with the golden wrapper placed in his room with the words " I love you, Dad." The father was touched by his daughter's gesture and felt bad that he had scolded her.

However, he again became furious when he opened the box and noticed that the box was empty. The father felt that his daughter had played a trick on him, and, once again, reprimanded her. The daughter had tears in his eyes and said ' Daddy, the box is not empty. I blew kisses into it till it was full." The father was overwhelmed and hugged his daughter and felt sorry for what he had said.

An accident, some days later, took the life of the girl. It is told that the father kept the golden box by his bedside for the rest of his life. And whenever he was a little down, he would open the box and pick up an imaginary kiss and remember the love of his daughter.

In a very real sense each one of us have been given this golden box filled with love and kisses from our children, parents, friends and God. Can we treasure our box and fill their boxes too?


Brian Miller said...

this is a beautiful story...with a great wisdom attached...good stuff man...

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful, touching story indeed! The wisdom and the love are great blessings in our life! Thank you so much for sharing this! It has indeed touched my heart!


Kalpana said...

Love-The beauty of every reationship.. Thanks for sharing such a lovely story..

Babli said...

Wonderful and touching story. I read the story twice and liked it very much. Love of our parents, siblings and everybody plays an important role in our life. Every relationship has great importance in everybody's life which makes a person happy.
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