A little girl =
was decorating a box with a gold wrapping paper to put it under the =
Christmas tree. Money was tight, so the girl‘s father punished her =
for wasting almost an entire roll of that expensive =
However, on =
Christmas morning the girl brought the gift to her father. “This =
is for you, Daddy”, she said.
He opened a =
box and found it empty, so he became angry again. “Don‘t you =
know, that when you give someone a gift, it is supposed that there would =
be something inside it?” he said severely.
The little =
girl looked at her father with tears in her eyes. “Daddy, this box =
is not empty, I filled it with my kisses, all for =
The father was =
stunned. He felt so embarrassed that all he could do was just put his =
arms around his little daughter and beg her =
For many years =
of his life the man kept that golden box near his bed. Whenever he felt =
sad or downhearted, he opened the box and thought of love that the =
little child had put into it.
Dr Bob Griffin =
Knows Me, This I Love!"