Posted by: springsinthedesert | August 19, 2010

Count Your Blessings And Let Go Your Sorrows

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold
He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold.”

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I store
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 aloud,
“I wonder where my sorrows could be.”
He smiled a gentle smile at me.
“My child, they’re all here with me.”

I asked, “God, why give 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.”

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  1. Thank you. Rani, for the beautiful poem and reminder to let go. Always need to hear that . . .everyday! God bless you and love on you today! your deb

  2. Rani, I have heard this poem before and I love it! Thanks for the timely reminder to count my blessings and let God take care of my sorrows. Hope all is well with you. If you haven’t read my blog post from yesterday, you should. It was for you. Peace, Linda

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