Short Motivational Story
The origins of The Empty Golden Box are unknown but could easily originate from China or even India. The story below has been slightly adapted form the original text to become more relevant to us today.
The Empty Golden Box
A very long time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.
The family was poor, money was very tight and the father became infuriated by the wasted Gold wrapping when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl, full of unconditional love, proudly brought the carefully wrapped golden box to her father the next morning and said,
“This is for you, Daddy.”
The Father was embarrassed by his earlier outburst, but his anger flared up again when he found the golden box was completely empty.
With his voice raised in anger he yelled at his daughter,
“Don’t you know that when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside it?”
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said,
“Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew hundreds of kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy.”
The father felt crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged her for his forgiveness.
The father kept that Empty Golden Box by his bed side for years. And whenever he was feeling sad or discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of his special daughter who had put it there.
Moral of the story:
In a very real sense, each of us as humans have been given out very own Golden box filled with unconditional love.
If you want to find and understand what yours could be then try this little exercise Your Seven Wonders of Life and fill your Empty Box with Love, Joy and Happiness.
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