In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mystery Box.”
You wake up one morning to find a beautifully wrapped package next to your bed. Attached to it is a note: “Open me, if you dare.” What’s inside the mystery box? Do you open it?
As I read this prompt, with someone secretly entering my home and placing a beautifully wrapped package next to my bed with a note stating open me if you dare.
I immediately was thinking about who, and most importantly how did anyone enter my locked home?
As I type this, it terrifies me to believe that I would sleep so soundly to allow someone to enter my home to leave a wrapped package next to my bed.
Call me paranoid, but the law enforcement instinct in me will always have me suspicious of anything unusual, especially a package found in my bedroom when I awake in the morning.
However, I did receive my first incredible fathers-day gift one year after ten plus years of fathers day gifts ranging from beautifully painted ceramic clay hands, colorful ties, lighted ties, embroidery ties, golf balls, Bar-B-Cue utensils, a construction paper design of me and daisy chain bracelets.
I have a 5 x 5 x 3 plastic container filled with these unique gifts, I have saved to present at a father’s day celebration, when my children have children of their own. Yes, I see a gran-parents pay back for both of my children.
On this, fathers day, I was presented with a beautifully wrapped gift and father’s day card, wIth my son and daughter standing in front of me, watched as I read the card.
I smiled and hugged them both, then I began ripping the wrapping paper away from the boxed gift.
I was moved to tears as the side of the box revealed the words Olympus digital camera. I thought for a moment they may have put something inside the Olympus box, but as I looked at them both, they were just as excited as I was.
Removing the rest of the packaging revealed a 8 mega pixel digital camera made by Olympus.
My mouth was gaping for several seconds as I was soon moved to tears, so much so that my daughter, with a genuine concern look on her face and tears in her eyes, asked was I alright.
I hugged her tightly grabbing my son and saying I love you both, this is the best fathers day gift I have ever received.
Now that is the way to get a beautifully wrapped packaged gift!