Saturday, January 21, 2012

Learning

I read this over at 320 Sycamore and it hit a nerve.  When we forget these simple things, life can become chaotic and difficult. It is never to late to learn...or remember.

Learn to like what doesn't cost too much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.

Learn to like plain food, plain service and plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks,
hiking, rowing, climbing hills.

Learn to like people, even though some of them
may be different...different from you.

Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction
of doing your job as well as it can be done.

Learn to like the songs of birds,
the companionship of dogs.

Learn to like gardening, puttering
around the house and fixing things.

Learn to like the sunrise and sunset,
the beating of rain on the roof and windows
and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.

Learn to keep your wants simple
and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.

Lowell B. Bennion

3 comments:

Denice said...

Love this and such a fabulous reminder of simple pleasures that we should all learn to appreciate!

Twisted Fencepost said...

This describes me almost exactly! Love it!

Tipper said...

Sigh-yep so right-I just need to work harder to look at like that : )