Counting One’s Interest

19 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

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, 1880-1968Blind 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.


Ocean with cliffs

Source: Reflections of the Heart: February 2007

2 Responses to “Counting One’s Interest”

  1. divoran09 February 19, 2016 at 9:54 am #

    So lovely and such a good principal to live by.


  2. ludyja February 19, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    Louise……….such a beautiful post. And one of the greatest things I heard about Helen Keller, is that when she was introduced to Jesus, she claimed that she always knew Him, she just didn’t know His name. Marvelous!


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