Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Gold Wrapping Paper - An Inspirational Short Christmas Story


The Gold Wrapping Paper - 
An Inspirational Short Christmas Story

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 of 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.

32 comments:

Debbie Quigley said...

This is a beautiful story touched my heart. It will make you shed a tear , A great reminder of unconditional love

sherryjkn@hotmail.com said...

gold has always been my wrap of choice....the gifts I give may be small but they
are always chosen with care and wrapped with gold and love...Merry Christmas Friends

SANDRA WILLIAMS said...

A BEAUTIFUL SYORY THAT I REALLY ENJOYED.

Anonymous said...

this is a beautiful story it will make anybody shed a tear /amen too uncondiyional

Anonymous said...

My husband and I were touched by this beautiful story. He was so blessed to have raised a true angel. . .

Anonymous said...

a moment of reflection on our hasty actions....

Anonymous said...

this story make me think about my baby jubilee,is a heart warming ,and touching.good stories,and merry Christmas ...every ones.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful story both happy and sad. It should come with a tissue warning!

Anonymous said...

What a very touching story.It will make you shed a tear.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful

JOAN LOYD said...

TRULY A BEAUTIFUL TOUCHING STORY... BE KIND... YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU COULD BE SAYING YOUR LAST I LOVE YOU TO THAT PERSON... THINGS HAPPENS SO QUICKLY. I HAD A SITUATION SIMILAR WHEN MY DAD PASSED CHRISTMAS DAY 10 YEARS AGO... I TOLD HIM ON CHRISTMAS MORNING 2013... MERRY CHRISTMAS DAD AND THAT I LOVE HIM. HOURS LATER HE SUFFERED A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING ME THE CHANCE TO LET HIM KNOW THAT I LOVE HIM... NOW I WOULD NOT HANG MY PHONE UP OR LET MY KIDS LEAVE WITHOUT SAYING TO THEM, I LOVE YOU... BLESSINGS.

Anonymous said...

It made me cry and be thankful for what i got in life

Anonymous said...

A beautiful and touching reminder to always count your blessings and treat every day as if it were your last . A little quote I have just finished doing embroydery on canvas :{ LIFE IS FRAGILE HANDLE WITH PRAYER] Merry Christmas to all and God Blrss

Upindecordero said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story :)

Bruce Maczko said...

Wow! May God bless you!

Anonymous said...

wat an unconditional love God hs 4 us

Anonymous said...

The best things in life are free......

Anonymous said...

Made me to reflect on my life, and my interaction with others. Touching!

Anonymous said...

God! my tears keep on falling...

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful touching story always remember to say I love yous you never know when it will be your last

Anonymous said...

@ Debbie Quiggley, TY for reminding me that our friends and loved ones are around. I had a very good friend named Debbie Quiggley that died in a car accident in 95. I have never seen that name before or since. Kinda took me by surprise, guess i was meant to see it. Have a Merry Christmas. Sheila

Anonymous said...

This story was very touching and it made me cry.First time I heard this is when my teacher us telling christmas stories a few days ago.First time I heard it it make me realized that I should appreciate all the things I have.

Anonymous said...

It brought tears to my eyes. That is so precious. Be thankful for what you will receive every Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

I have seen this story before and it always makes me cry...

Anonymous said...

I cried like a baby

Anonymous said...

Touching, emotional and filled with thought things cannot take the place of love.

Anonymous said...

All the love in the world

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful expression of Love!

What a beautiful expression of Love!!





Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and inspiring story! SO touching and such an example of unconditional love!! Brought tears to my eyes.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful story I was going to pass this up; am so glad I didnt. A year jerker that is for sure.

Michael Butera said...

This is so breath -Heart taking sad this is so Heart filled I could never image losing my daughter or any of my children To all my children I will always love you and hold you in my heart No madder what in life your my children and I Love You Always ....Your Dad