my box of {healing} and {hope}

May 3, 2012Karen Courcy

I love to create things in my life that have meaning and reason. I love to have symbol-isms, and ways to create meaningful things in life that hold hope and grace.

When I started therapy 5 years ago, about 2 months into therapy I made this box to put in the therapy room.. it was called a “healing box”.. where I could leave my thoughts and worries in the box to hold for me.

My therapist fell in LOVE with the box – to where it sits on his desk with my timeline book on top of it; waiting for me to put hopes and wishes in it – even some fears.

He has told me that many clients have wanted one – and  I have had many people ask me to make them one – maybe I should make this into a business (hope boxes).. each time I make one, it gets better and better, I guess that would symbolize my healing and work in therapy wouldn’t it?

This photo above is actually the very 1st box I made almost 5 years ago. I have made a 2nd once since which right now sits in the therapy room on the desk – tonight I am in the process of making a NEW one for a new part of my journey.

Whenener I take a new turn in my healing, or a  huge movement of significance, I make a new box, that brings new meaning.

It’s a box that has symbolisms of my life on it. healing words, words of faith, works of GOODNESS! It hols a lot of who I am on that box. ways to remind me of where I was, where I am, and where I hope to go.

Inside the box holds papers and notes, and some thoughts that are held for me when I am ready to look at it. My therapist has even put a few words in there to hold as well.

Sometimes I will go on the box a year later and find a note in there from myself, and my healing took a whole new direction, and I smile. It holds it for me, and its truly a special moment when I go back into the box.

Every new box I make, holds a new story of my healing on it.. the one I made tonight is one of my favorites as it holds a whole new meaning in my healing path right now. I will soon share that photo with you all.

I am happy to share this with the people who read my blog.. and I can’t wait to share with you the new photo of the new box.. it truly is special, because someone helped me make it this time -my therapist, and even my husband had a hand in it, and I can’t wait to see what this new box will hold for me – some hope, grace and goodness.

Maybe it will hold new meanings, new wishes, and I am sure a little bit of fears that are new as well – but it’s my healing box, my hope box, and a place where I can let something be held for me anytime I need it to.


  • Barbie

    May 4, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    I am visiting from the Five Minute Friday. I love your writing here. I just read your testimony and WOW. You have come through so much. Thankful that He’s brought you this far and that you’ve experienced His healing and grace in your life.

  • Heidi…

    May 4, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    You’re right… emotions are about as real as it gets. So thankful for you sharing your journey to healing! Glad I stopped by!

  • Samantha B.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    I loved this, Karen. I am so glad that you are moving through this and healing with time. I love reading your blog and your box is a wonderful tool to help people going through any phase of life.

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