As a young boy
I remember how proud I was
when I learned to count to ten.
Soon counting became a way of life.
Something always needed counting.
But oh how life has changed.
Technology now does the counting for us.
That’s well and good,
but some things technology cannot count.
Things that come from the heart.
Things like these old poetic lines
written by an unknown author.
They’re worth reflecting upon.
”Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the petals that fall.
Count your days by golden moments.
Never the rain clouds at all.
Count the night by the stars, not darkness.
Count your life by smiles, not tears.
And with joy on every birthday,
Count your age by friends, not years.”