I got this off a Birthday card from Hallmark
Life cannot be counted in candles …
… or measured in number of years, it is counted in small joys and good times and laugh lines, as well as in heartaches and tears.
… but in things done with effort and pride – with dreams followed boldly and hopes kept alive – in times when we have failed – but tried.
… or measured in years that have flown – it is counted in kindnesses, close friends, and loved ones, and in all the sweet blessings we have known.