Pandora's Box - The Price of Curiosity

Having someone who makes you smile and make you feel loved is the greatest gift of all – priceless and irreplaceable.

Pandora means "the gift of all gods" because she was bestowed with every gift from all gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus and along with it was the gift of curiosity. She was then presented to be the wife of Epimetheus, the brother of Prometheus - the man who stole fire from Zeus. Then Pandora was given a box and made her promise not to open it.

A Valentine Special

Anyone who heard or read the story of Pandora and her gift box from Zeus would likely to say "if she wasn’t that curious, those evil things not known to man long ago wouldn’t have escaped from the box".

But due to her curiosity, she was able to free evil, hatred, sickness and anger into the world. But thankfully, the box does not only contain all evil... because there's still Hope.

Curiosity killed the cat - there goes the popular saying. But for what happened to me, curiosity killed the surprise.

And here's my story.


A week before Valentine’s Day, I happened to open the email account of my BFF and do my usual routine of clearing spams on his inbox, which I think I do every once in awhile. He doesn’t have time to unsubscribe on the emails spamming his inbox and requested my help now and then. I really don't expect any unusual emails that time but there's one thing caught my eye.

I opened the email from an online store acknowledging that his order was approved.

So I thought that it’s unlikely of him to do online ordering because first, he doesn't open the email account, second, he doesn't purchase gift items online.

It was an expensive container set deal and I was wondering why he would need such thing. So I called him up and asked if anyone used his credit card or if he really purchased that thing.

He said "No, why would I need a container?”

I was really worried that someone tried to use his credit card without permission. I browsed through the online store and look for a container set deal with the same price.

And to my really big surprised, it wasn't a container set deal at all. The set contained two boxes of chocolate with a large teddy bear for Valentine’s Day.

It was supposed to be a Valentine's Day surprise to be delivered to me.

So finally he gave up and honestly admitted sending some gifts on heart's day so even if we're million miles away from each other, I will always remember that he loves me more than ever and that I am his only princess and love.

He laughed and said if I wasn’t peeping, he would love to see my reaction on Valentine's Day when I received that gift. Well, I guessed that if can turn back that little five minutes, I would not open that little private email of him.

So out flew the big surprise.

But hey, it doesn’t matter anymore. I was really in shock that he would take the time to browse thru stores to find the perfect gift for me since he already gave me a bunch of gifts not to mention the large boxes of chocolates, cute pillows (since my sister said my hobby is sleeping) and especially the necklace with a heart and the engraved word “Love” so that I will always bring his love with me wherever I go.

The morning of Valentine’s Day came sweetly to my life. I put the necklace, grab the chocolates for dessert and head straight to work.

So now came the big box delivered straight to my desk before lunch time. So now that I know what’s inside, it was already less surprising. Oh boy, I was so wrong!

I opened the big box and came out half a dozen fresh red roses, two cards and a teddy bear plus a note saying it was his first time to give someone these kinds of gifts on special day and that he was really nervous and very much excited.

I read again his letter to me saying he will always be there for me no matter what happens and I will always be his only princess for the rest of his life. It may sound a little bit cheesy for others to hear but for me, it's the sweetest thing that a guy could say to his girl.

Though we're spending Valentine's Day thousands of miles apart, I know that we're still with each other on our minds and hearts. I am so blessed for having this sweetest boy in my life.

It makes my unperfect life very perfect.


© 2013 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.

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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

What a sweet Hub to read here on Valentine's Day. He was SO sweet and thoughtful to you. It's a shame you live so far apart.

Voted UP, etc.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Mary..oh so thank you for reading. im so happy this valentine's day :)


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

What a lovely Valentine's Day surprise. Thank you for sharing this with us, and Happy Valentine's Day.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, what a lovely Valentine you have so many thousands of miles away, and one who does so cherish you. What a lovely hub of sharing your special love and how much he loves you. Sweet!!! You are his princess no doubt. You were surprised, and then you were surprised again. I can think of no one more deserving of such love as you.

Voted up and sharing ++++

Happy Valentine's Day,

Faith Reaper


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

That is such a sweet story!


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starstream 3 years ago from Northern California

Aw what a sweet story. It was fun to read and share a little of your love and delight at such gifts from afar.


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one2get2no 3 years ago from Olney

What a fabulous story. It must have been wonderful to receive such romantic gifts.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Good for you, Spy! I can see your beaming smile from here in Florida! Happy Valentines, Day sweetie!


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

unknown spy...I am so happy for you to be in such a rare relationship, especially these days.....thank you for sharing..My daughter had a similar experience years ago, where she came across a charge for concert tickets on her husbands credit card ( she did his business books) it was near there 13th year anniversary, so she never said anything ( thinking it was a surprise and possibly an oversite on hubby part )well imagine her surprise when the date came and went..and he happened to be out of town ..where the concert was !!

It was only the first of many surprises..they are now divorced...but..she is OK...

Glad yours was a positive..I just had to share that with you..Happy Valentine's Day...


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

@ Kj force, that is a sad story, but I'm glad your daughter is ok now. Wow, that would be so disappointing, especially so close to an anniversary.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This is beautiful, M! You day was a surprise, nonetheless, no matter what you discovered. The nice thing about it was that he thought of YOU! It warms my heart to see such happiness unfold...


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

What a sweet story, you thought you'd spoiled the surprise but then you had your surprise after all. What a sweet boy to be thinking of you, it's a shame you couldn't spend the day together, but your hearts and thoughts were shared.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Happy valentines sir Bill. thanks for reading


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thanks for the votes and shared Faith! yes, he's been doing that everyday, reminding me of his love and care..he never gets tired :) im so lucky indeed :) thanks for listening.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Kathryn! thank you so much. Happy Vday.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hehe thank you for reading starstream. happy vday!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello One. Thank you so much for reading!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hehehe Im sure does Sha! Happy Valentines. Love you Sha!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

KJF, that was heartbreaking.. but its a reality of life. maybe there's a reason why people doesnt make it to our future.. but im glad she moved on and she's okay.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

@Kathryn, yes, that was really sad isnt it.. :(


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Deb!! Glad you stopped by again. Yes, it really made my valentine's day.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello rosemay.. heheh yeah he changed the order after I caught him. maybe someday we could spend Valentines together, if not today, in the future. keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you Lord.


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carter06 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

This is very sweet Unknown...wow how cool to get a surprise even when you thought you knew what it would be..he sounds lovely..enjoy your day...cheers


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rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

Wow! What a beautiful sweet thought :) Thank you for sharing , it is indeed a blessing to be remembered :) Happy Valentines Day to you! God bless you!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. A delightful story. Thanks for sharing. You hold onto that great guy now and definitely marry him when the time is right. He's one of the best. Hey you got those lovely roses this is just a tip. My mom used to put an aspirin or two into rose water to keep them longer.


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi US. A really nice hub today, I could feel your happiness. I hope things just get better and better for you both. Well done.

Voted up and all.

Graham.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

A beautiful Valentine's Day gift. Thanks for sharing this with us. Voted up and away.


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a lovely story and what a beautiful Valentine's Day gift! The photos are lovely, too.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Lucky you! Great story. I bet you'll never forget it.


Guest 3 years ago

I love the story. He is a really sweet guy and you're very lucky to have found your one true love.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

@Carter, Rochelle, Gyspsy, Graham, Vellur, Alicia, MsDora, Guest:

Thank you for stopping by and reading my story about the gift i received this Valetines.Thank you!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Mycee, that's so very thoughtful and loving of your BF. I'm indeed happy for you.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Rajan.. :)


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Lovely story!!! I hope that you had a great holiday!!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Audrey... Thank you for reading!


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

I'm glad "Pandora's box" turned out well for you! What a sweet, romantic gesture from your BFF. Congratulations!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Vespa! Yeah that's one of my happiest valentine. i wished we're never far from each other..


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful and lovely feelings expressed here. I am glad you shared your beautiful story with everyone here and sorry for reading it so late.

Wish you both every happiness, forever.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

chit, thank you so much for the read..better late than never :) hehe i appreciate it much though.


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stuff4kids 3 years ago

Oh what a lovely story - and some information I didn't know about Greek myths, too! Thanks so much for sharing. That has really brought a smile to my face.

You know, many women would have been tanked up with jealous suspicions on hearing his initial denial and it is credit to the both of you and the strength of your love and trust that the story didn't go that way.

Bless you both. :)


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

wow thank you for this lovely comment!

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