A POSITIVE THOUGHT FOR EACH DAY OF THE NEW YEAR!
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
~ author unknown ~
FREE POETRY CONTEST
The International Library of Poetry has announced that $58,000.00 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open Poetry Contest. Poets from the Fort Wayne area, particularly beginners, are welcome to try to win their share of over 250 prizes. The deadline for the contest is February 28, 2002. The contest is open to everyone and entry is FREE.
To enter, send ONE original poem, any subject and any style to: The International Library of Poetry, Suite 19913, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be 20 lines or less, and the poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked or sent via the Internet by February 28, 2002. You may also enter online at www.poetry.com.