Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Box of Kisses

This is quite a touching story by unknown author. It makes me become more appreciative of what I have. Sometimes a simple gift can mean a lot because it comes from the heart.

Here it goes.

The story goes that 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."

He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found the box was empty.

He yelled at her, "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 kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.
It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for 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.

In a very real sense, each of us as humans have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, friends, family and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Counting the Days....

Today is the 25th of Ramadhan. How time flies. Thank God this Ramadhan seems like a breeze to me. Sedar tak sedar, next week is already Hari Raya.

Since my mother is in Mekah performing her yearly Umrah (won't be back until the second day), we will be spending first day of Raya in Kuala Kangsar. Insyaalah, will be going there on Sunday. As Hari Raya most probably will fall on Tuesday, that leaves us with one day to jalan-jalan around Kuala.

After Raya prayer and function kat Istana, we will shoot off to Penang. Tak sabar rasanya nak go for holiday...the much needed holiday. The hotel rooms is booked and paid and our things, even though not being packed yet, are ready. I hope the 6 days 5 nights holiday in Penang will be worth waiting for!

6 more days to go!!!!