Joyce Hifler to the rescue! The book, Pathways. Some of you may know I open up to a page to find something applicable and it always seems to be right there!. Much to my surprise, I found the following. Rip van Winkle? Hifler writes.
“Rip van Winkle, the classic character of the long nap, would take a solemn vow of teetotalism and immediately accept a drink from his neighbor, saying calmly, “I won’t count this one.”
“Problems are created by the things we do not count. (Hmmmm___) It is hard for us to realize that everything counts for something. All the excuses and social graces in the world can not change the scene. It shows up someplace because the “don’t count” all put together is the tail that wags the dog. We can not justify so many times of counting and then we have to face the facts that everything does count for something and we should hope to make it something worthwhile.”
Knowing what counts is worthwhile for happiness sake. Hifler is saying that all things have their importance. By feeling we count, we matter! However you say it, however, you apply it___all positive things count. But negative things do too because in knowing what is negative, we know what is positive, Knowing that is where we find our balance to count things, ourselves, others as important and the best choice.