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    Two Boxes
    ( Please keep it going.

    This has been going since Dec. 1, 2000 ~ please send it on.)

    God’s Boxes

    I have in my hands two boxes,

    Which God gave me to hold?

    He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black box,

    And all your joys in the gold.”

    I heeded His words, and in the two boxes,

    Both my joys and sorrows I stored,

    But though the gold became heavier each day,

    The black was as light as before.

    With curiosity, I opened the black,

    I wanted to find out why,

    And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole,

    Which my sorrows had fallen out by.

    I showed the hole to God, and mused,

    “I wonder where my sorrows could be!”

    He smiled a gentle smile and said,

    “My child, they’re all here with me.”

    I asked God, why He gave me the boxes,

    Why the gold and the black with the hole?

    “My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,

    The black is for you to let go.”

    We should consider all of our friends a blessing.

    Send this to a friend today just to let them know you

    are thinking of them and that they are a joy in your life.

    A ball is a circle, no beginning, no end.

    It keeps us together like our Circle of Friends

    But the treasure inside for you to see,

    Is the treasure of friendship you’ve granted to me.

    Today I pass the friendship ball to you.

    Pass it on to someone who is a friend to you…


    Thank you JimBob, We all need it


    Thanks JimBob. Will pass on.


    Thank you Jimbob.. I think this is what I needed to hear this evening. I was diagnosed with mds in April 2003. No transfuctions, no medications, not even sure what type I have only that they gave 1 -2 years before I would get sick. At this time I am waiting for news on a cord blood transplant as they have only been able to find a 8/10 match for me for a bmt. They will use that but I want to explore other options. As I sit here on a snowy evening in Minnesota, I find this board full of wonderful people who all know what everyone else is going through and can sympathize and give hope. Thank you all.



    Good luck to you, Doreen. Jimbob’s post and your response to it touched my heart tonight.


    Oh I needed that today. Am sending this to my mom as well. Thank you Jimbob!


    Thanks Jimbob. It puts things in perspective for us.

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