I received this email from a fellow cc'r and wanted to pass it on.
**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
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 beings, have been given a
Golden box filled with unconditional love* *and kisses from our
children, family** **and** friends... There is no more precious*
*possession anyone could hold.
You now have two choices:
1. Pass this on to your friends, or
2. Delete it and act like it didn't touch your heart.
As you can see, I took choice No.. 1.
Friends are like angels who lift us to our feet, when our wings have
trouble remembering how to fly.
you are welcome