The story goes that
some time ago, a man punished
his 3-year-old daughter for wasting
a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became
infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the
Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to
her father the next morning and said, this is for you, Daddy.
He was embarrassed
by his earlier overreaction,
but his anger flared again when he
found the box was empty.
He yelled at her, don't you know that
when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something
inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in
her eyes and said, Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kisses into
the box. All for you, daddy. The father was crushed.
He put his arms
around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.
It is told
that the man kept that gold box by his bed for years and whenever he
was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember
the love of the child who had put it there.