God's Boxes

Nursing Students General Students


I recieved an email this morning. It had a poem in it, and to me, it was very calming and realxing. I wanted to share it with all of you. I hope it leaves you as peaceful as it left me.


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."


That was beautiful - thank you for sharing it here!


The Student Nurse Forum


Oh Brandy that was so beautiful and it made my day. Sometimes I feel so down because this is my first time at a university but God lifts me all the time.

Brandy you are a blessing keep on doing what you do best . All the best.


I am very gald you decide to share the poem with the board. After reading the poem it brought a smile to my face. I want to wish the best of luck with your senior year.


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