Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by garden hours,
Don’t remember clouds at all.
Count your nights by stars, not shadows.
Count your years with smiles, not tears.
Count your blessings, not your troubles.
Count your age by friends, not by years.
by Dixie Willson
Lucile Reiniger ‘Dixie’ Willson was born on 6 August 1890 in Estherville, Iowa, United States of America. A prolific creator, she became a screenwriter and a writer of children’s books, novels, short stories, magazine articles, and poems. She was also a kindergarten teacher, a vaudevillian, and a performer for the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. Lucile Reiniger ‘Dixie’ Willson passed on at 83 years of age on 6 February 1974 in Fair Haven, New Jersey, United States of America.