A Box of Kisses: Words of Regret

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This is a story that will touch your heart and hopefully, help you to understand why sometimes, when we jump to the wrong conclusions, it can affect you more than you’ll ever know.

The story goes that 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.”

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 forgiveness.

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.

  10 comments for “A Box of Kisses: Words of Regret

  1. September 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Wow such a short story, but that had me in tears. Thanks for this!


  2. September 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    A beautifully moving story. Thank you, Coach.


  3. September 8, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Reblogged this on Barbara C Rowe Author.


  4. September 8, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I love this story–it is so beautiful and so emotional!


  5. Michelle
    September 8, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Is this a true story? It’s beautiful!


  6. September 8, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Can’t hold back my tears on this……


  7. MikeW
    September 8, 2013 at 5:53 am

    The stress of feared economic blight or the lack of money is so persistent for so many, yet so overblown. Reminds me of Yoda’s lines in Star Wars about fear leading to anger leading to suffering. Indeed. If true, such stories convince me of the blissful afterlife more than a library of theological arguments. And I also recall some of the stories from this documentary I saw on Netflix (here’s a preview):


  8. September 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Gave me goosebumps and tears.


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