My attitude toward gratitude has changed.
Never much for counting blessings
I am finally beginning to keep the score
of my assembled gifts.
It took so long for me to learn
to count what heaven bestows.
At last I know.
In my remaining years
with some smiles and likely tears
I’ll pursue the counting
I have overlooked before.
It’s taken long enough:
four score plus.
I have learned to count.