Monday, December 26, 2011

A Touching Story

This story was on several of the blogs I follow and I was touched by it, so I thought I would share it as well. I looked and looked, but I could not find a source for this story!

THE GOLD WRAPPING PAPER - An Inspiring 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 the 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.


  1. Sissy: Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Following you back from Say Hi Sunday!!! Beautiful site!!!

  3. Out of the mouths of babes. What a touching story. That overly stressed father can learn a thing or two from his sweet little daughter. Children teach us so much. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sissy. Here's hoping 2012 is the best year ever. :)

  4. Oh my, how many times in life do we mess up. What a blessing it is that every day is new and we have opportunities to do the right things. God forgives and blesses us with strength, peace and love to grow in grace.

    Thank you for sharing this story.


  5. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes, we just need to slow down and remember the blessing that we already have.

    Good luck on your weight loss goals!


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