Sunday, January 20, 2013

Words to Live By….

(All the pictures in this post where taken by my dad up country in his front yard)

“Learn to like what doesn’t cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, 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 the satisfaction doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the song 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 C. Bennion


icebear said...

Great photos! I especially love the ones of that beautiful fox.

Adkins Family farm said...

I love the poem. It is spot on and the photos are great.

doglady said...

Beautiful photos and I love the phrase "up country".

Dave said...

Great images! That woodpecker is spectacular.

Unknown said...

love the poem think is all too often forgot in this busy life we live

Country Girl said...