GOD'S BOXES      (thank you, Gerard C!)

   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
   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 by which my sorrows had fallen
   out. 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

   "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.....