From the short stories series: A Box Full of Kisses

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Motivational stories have the ability to lift us up, make us smile, encourage, motivate and teach us valuable lessons about life. That’s why I like them so much. The following parable is about the power of love. May the short story called A Box Full of Kisses inspire you in some way or the other.

A box full of Kisses

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.”

The man became embarrassed by his overreaction earlier, but his rage continue when he saw that the box was empty. He yelled at her; “Don’t you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside?”

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried;

“Oh, Daddy, it’s not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They’re all for you, Daddy.”

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child.

Her father kept the gold box by his bed for many 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.

Author of the Box full of kisses: Unknown.


Love is the most precious gift in the world. Leave a comment down below, to let me know what you think of this story called a box full of kisses.

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  • I think this is one of the most significant short stories for me. And i am glad reading your article.
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    Good job, cheers

  • Love is the most precious gift in the world. I like this short story.

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