Scoutmaster's Minute: The Gold Box
Robert S Nix (bnix@JUNO.COM)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 21:10:02 -0400
Some time ago a friend of mine punished his 3-year-old daughter for
roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and he became infuriated
the child tried to decorate a box to put it under their Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next
and said, "This is for you daddy." He was embarrassed by his earlier
overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found that the box was
He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present,
there's supposed to be something inside of it?"
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh
it's 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 again
begged her forgiveness.
My friend told me that he kept that gold box by his bed for years.
he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the
of the child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us as parents has been given a gold
filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children. No more
possession could anyone hold...
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Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City