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"Gold Wrapping Paper"

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by manjumnair, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. manjumnair

    manjumnair Silver IL'ite

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    The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

    Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next morning and then said, "This is for you, Momma."

    The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again when she opened
    the box and found it was empty. She spoke to her daughter 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?"

    She had tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Momma, it's not empty! I blew kisses into it until it was full."

    The mother was crushed. She fell on her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger.

    An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is told that the mother kept that gold box by her bed for all the years of her life.

    Whenever she was discouraged or faced difficult problems she would open the box and 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 human beings, have been given a Golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends
    and GOD. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
     
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  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Nice post, Manju. The last lines are to be remembered always.Sriniketan
     
  3. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    wow,gr8:2thumbsup:
     
  4. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi manju,

    I have read this before with the mother substituted as the father and the girl as the son....but everytime..this story pushes a perspective home...:2thumbsup:
     
  5. Jananikrithsan

    Jananikrithsan Gold IL'ite

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    It's just the way you look at the gift.
    What better than you child's kisses, so precious.
     
  6. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Hi...

    Great.....

    Veda
     
  7. rajmiarun

    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    A heart warming one. It is one of the best gift ideas I have ever come across.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. aishu22

    aishu22 Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Manju,
    Great Post, Thanks for posting.Cudnt help tears while reading!
    After all we dont realise the worth of a person when alive, but their demise will give us lots of lessons.

    Keep Posting
     

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