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A BOX OF KISSES

Some time ago, a father punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and he became angry 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."

He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found that the box was empty. He yelled at her, "Don’t you know that when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Daddy, it’s not empty. I blew kisses into the box. They are all for you."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl and said, “Sorry.”

And you know what? The father kept that gold box by his bed for years. Whenever he was discouraged, he would take out the box and remember the love of his child.