Full Kisses… A Christmas Story!

 

Yarik Mishin

(Photo credit: Yarik Mishin)

I read this story today and it filled my heart with a warm glow… I’ve been shown love and I’ve loved too, but reading this story made me realise that love surpasses material wealth. Please read quickly and go back to your family. I wish you all the love and joy in the world! Merry Christmas my friends!!

Much love, always. 🙂

 

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The Gold Wrapping Paper.

Once upon a time, there was a  man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family’s only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.
As money was  tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all the expensive gold paper to decorate one  shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoebox.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement,    brought the gift box to her father and said, “This is for you, Daddy!”
As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his  earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.
But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. “Don’t you know, young lady,” he said      harshly, “when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside the package!”
The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: “Daddy, it’s not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full.”
The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his  arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for      his unnecessary anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of  his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible 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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25 comments on “Full Kisses… A Christmas Story!

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    All the best wishes for you and yours from here, Happy Holidays… 🙂

  2. Yes this is a warm story.

  3. Al says:

    That brought tears to my eyes even though I have heard it before. A beautiful tale. Thanks Seyi.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Merry Christmas Al! I read the story today and laughed amidst tears! Love is such a precious gift… whether with family or friends, it’s important to realise how important it is!

      Have a great Christmas with your family my friend!!
      Much love. 🙂

      • Al says:

        Hope you enjoy your time with your family tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting my kids back on Thursday. That’s going to be my Christmas this year.

        Have a good day my friend, and thank you for everything this year. I appreciate what you have done for me

      • Seyi sandra says:

        Awwww!!! At least they know they have a father who loves them dearly, that’s all that count my friend. 🙂

        I should thank you more Al, you’ve been so supportive and a great friend, and it’s strange that we haven’t physically met, yet, you do more than friends I’d known for years.
        God bless you richly Al. 🙂

  4. Merry Christmas! Pawkisses 🙂

  5. utesmile says:

    What a wonderful tale. Merry Christmas Seyi!

  6. Lovely story, Seyi Sandra. Precious indeed. Wishing you all the blessings of this wonderful season. Love and Peace from Izzy ♥

  7. Ste J says:

    Wonderful, wonderful and thrice the aforementioned word….hope you are having a great Christmas my friend.

  8. Uzoma says:

    Truly this is a touching story, so tender and filled with emotions. Unbelievably it’s short too!
    So, how are you sis? They say it’s not the gift that matters, but the heart of the giver. That lil’ girl gave her dad the best gift of all–“ove.

    Happy Christmas to you and wonderful year ahead to you!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Hey Uzoma, glad to hear from you, I’m grateful for your visit. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas but above all, how’s your health? You sound better, at least judging from the tone of your comment.

      I’m missing your serial, hope you’ll be stronger soon and continue it. Take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of this year!
      Much love. 🙂

  9. Luanne says:

    What a beautiful story. I am inspired to give a box of kisses to my kids!

  10. RoSy says:

    Sweet & sad

    Hope that you & your family had a wonderful Christmas.
    Blessings to you today & always…
    {Hugs}

  11. A very precious story Seyi – thanks for sharing it 🙂

  12. A beautiful story that we must all learn from, Sandra. Have a lovely weekend!

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