The Story of the Two Boxes, by Limin Hong :

This poem was sent to us as Author Unknown.
We have since found the poem by its original author here : : no longer active in 2013

Two 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.'

In a letter to sacred others on 20031220 it seems I have been asked to locate the original author of the gold box
and the box with the hole story and set the record straight here.
Here is the original letter shared with others....

Geez Us !!!
Will ya look at this ....
Hey Zeus !!!
   Wha Will ....
Didjya see this??
   The two boxes story, Will, one of the gold and one of the hole?
That's the one, Zeus ...
   Yep, I read it, Will .... heck, I wrote it Will ... quite a while ago, and in different form, but it's still essentially there.
Well then, Zeus, I am passing it on back to you for polishing and re editing if you wish it to be  ... this must be the tenth time
we have received this little story.  First time was from the UFO Attorney.  Remember that one, Zeus?
   I do.  I sent that one too.  He got it from another, as you well know, it is all of God, ey?  This is where this story originated.
I do, Zeus.  Tell you what ... if you would like us to make any edits on this story below to shine it up a bit, or more,
say the word and we will do it, and then we can send it out to our full mailing list at Good Works On Earth ... I do notice it is
not exact as received so many years ago ... folks have changed a word or two here and there as it has been passed along.
    Go for it, Will, see if you can find the original author.  See ya.
Zeus ???
Zeus ???
Yeshua ???
    He's quietly waiting for you to send this email, Will.  He has a large smile and he's saying to me, Shhhh.
    He doesn't want to let too much of the cat out of the bag, so to speak.
    Spirit Loves a good surprise, you know, Will.
I do, Yeshua.  This is how we can claim small miracles real in others lives ... with small gentle surprises.
    On that note, Will, please send these three Star Arts to these folks on the To and the CC's :
    Bless yOur Holy Days All

Thank you, Brother of Love ...

Thank you, Mary ....

Laughter in the lights of Love to us all,

Will I Am
Shared with Love by his Brother of Love.

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This page was last updated in some way on : 20080323
Then again on 20130215 to remove dead link
Then again on 20131006 to add a time sensitive notice at top of page.

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