Some time ago, a mother punished her small daughter for using a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper she had bought for a special purpose. The family was very poor and the mother was even more upset when she discovered that the child had used the paper for decorating a box for a Christmas present.
On Christmas morning the little girl brought the box to her mother and said: ‘This is for you, mummy.’ The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over-reaction. But when she discovered that the box was empty, she said to her daughter: ‘Don’t you know, young lady, that when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside the parcel?’ With tears in her eyes the little girl replied: ‘Mummy, the box isn’t empty! It’s filled with kisses that I blew into it until it was full. You can’t see them, but they are there.’
Ashamed of her thoughtlessness, the mother hugged her little girl and asked her forgiveness. A short time later the child died in an accident and from then onwards the mother kept the golden box by her bed. Whenever she was discouraged or had to face something difficult, she opened the box, took from it some of her little girl’s kisses and thought of the love they were bringing her. And that always provided her with renewed courage and strength.
In a very real sense, each one of us has a golden box that is filled with the love and affection of our family and friends, and also of God and the Angels and many other spirit guides and helpers. Although we cannot see them, they surely are there. And no-one could have a more precious possession than one of these boxes.
Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius
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