Count your garden by the flowers
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your day by golden hours
Don’t remember clouds at all.
Count your nights by stars not shadows.
Count your life by smile not tears.
And with joy on every birth day count your age
by friends not years…..
“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.
The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness,
and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.”