A Box Full Of KissesBy Rudy J Reid
The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a rollof gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried todecorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift toher father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when hefound out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you givesomeone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at himwith 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. It is also told that her father keptthat gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take outan imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious In a very real sense,each one of us, as humans beings, have been given a gold container filled withunconditional love and kisses... from our children, family members, friends, and God. thanthis.The Man with Four Wives.By Rudy J Reid
There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most andadorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her andgave her nothing but the best.He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He's very proud of her and always wanted to showoff her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might runaway with some other men.He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in factis the merchant's confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he alwaysturned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficulttimes.Now, the merchant's 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions inmaintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However,the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardlytook notice of her.One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. Hethought of his luxurious life and told himself, "Now I have 4 wives with me. But when Idie, I'll be alone. How lonely I'll be!"