Counting One’s Interests

29 Mar

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

“One should never count the years–one should count one’s interests. I have kept young
trying never to lose my childhood sense of wonderment. I am glad I still have a vivid curiosity
about the world I live in.”

Helen Keller, 1880-1968
Blind and Deaf American Writer and Scholar

The writer of that beautiful philosophy
expressed my sentiments so eloquently-
But I humbly acknowledge my advantage-
I can hear! And I can see!

But did she hear more clearly than I?
And did she see through the Master’s eye?
Oh, how blessed to have the Master’s touch-
to live to serve- to give so much.

May I never take for granted
the blessings of each day-
A kind word, a noble deed,
encouragement along the way.


2 Responses to “Counting One’s Interests”

  1. DiVoran Lites March 29, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    What a beautiful poem. I love the idea of staying young by staying interested. Thanks, Louise.


  2. ludyja March 29, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    How beautiful! It was my pleasure to visit my best friend in Tuscumbia, Alabama and discover that was Helen Keller’s home town. We visited the site of her house and saw many of her “things.” She was a remarkable woman. And she stated that she had always known there was God, she just didn’t know his name.


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