Friday, 23 September 2011

Things That Count

  Isn't this just adorable? In my de-cluttering process I ran across this memory album
I had bought. I decided to list it on my etsy shop. All of it's pages were blank, but one
little cut out newspaper poem fell out. I just have to share it with you.
"Things That Count"

Not what we have, but what we use,
Not what we see, but what we choose,
These things that mar or bless
The sum of human happiness.

The things nearby, not things afar,
Not what we seem, but what we are,
These are the things that make or break,
That give the heart its joy or ache.

Not what seems fair, but what is true,
Not what we dream, but what we do,
These are the things that shine like gems,
Like stars in fortune's diadems.

Not what we take, but what we give,
Not as we pray, but what we live,
These are the things that make for peace,
Both now and after time shall cease.

   I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. That little poem is very dear and so true. I love finding these sorts of treasures. For one thing, we don't talk this way anymore so it's unlikely to find things told in a straightforward, easy to understand way. I love going through my grandmother's old magazines and even her scrapbooks for such things. I have one in my sidebar even.

  2. That is very nice I see why you kept it.

  3. Just precious, both of them, thanks Kimberly. Have a great weekend! xo

  4. What a dear poem...and I love the little book it was tucked away in. It is fun to come across those old things, isn't it? Thanks for the smile- xo Diana

  5. I love the book cover and that poem is so true. I often find bits of wisdom or poetry in old books and I leave them right there where the owner wanted them to be.

  6. Love all your "treasures" that you share with us.

    Have a nice weekend with the grandkids.

  7. Now that is a treasure..I will have to copy it enjoyed, thanks for sharing

  8. Such a cute poem! :-) Have a good weekend!

  9. Isn't it the sweetest thing when things like that drop out of books and such. It meant something to someone at that time. Have a great weekend.

  10. Too cute. I love it.! Memories! Priceless.

  11. I love that poem!!! Im so glad I found your blog, I was born in Duluth and I just read that your live on the shores of Lake Superior so I will love reading your blog and seeing pics....I live in So Cal now so there are no lakes around here:(

  12. Very wise words and I just love the vintage little couple.

  13. Great poem and cute album cover. Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Oh that's such a nice poem...I like the little book too...I was at an Estate Sale yesterday and they had some cute old children's books....I didn't buy them, just looked at them....the old ones seem so much better than the new ones...thanks for commenting over at Mel's Designs....I'm glad you like the Gear favorite too...Mel

  15. So very true. I too am decluttering what a process.

  16. Love this poem....I had 7 moose in my backyard yesterday morning...we had a hard time getting the kids to the bus!

  17. what a find! Love the poem...TFS!

  18. When someone is talented enough to put a meaningful message together in such an artistic way, I'm always a bit awe-struck. I loved this.


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