gold wrapping paper

Gold Wrapping Paper >   > I received this from a friend who had a choice to make.  It said that I  had a choice to make too.   I've chosen.  Now it's your turn to choose. >   > The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old  daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. >   > Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the> gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. >   > Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the> next morning and then said, 'This is for you, Momma.' The mother was> embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again> when she opened the box and found it was empty.   >   > She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.  'Don't you know, young> lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something> inside the package?' She had tears in her eyes and said, 'Oh, Momma,> it's not empty!  I blew kisses into it until it was full.' The mother> was crushed.  She fell on her knees and put her arms around her little> girl, and she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger. >   > An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it> is told that the mother kept that gold box by her bed for all the years> of her life. >   > Whenever she was discouraged or faced difficult problems she would open> the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the> child who had put it there. >   > In a very real sense, each of us, as human b eings, have been given a> Golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children,> family, friends and GOD. >   > There is no more precious possession anyone could hold. >   >   > Friends are like angels who lift us to our feet, when our wings have> trouble remembering how to fly.