Quote on Simplicity

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 enjoy 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

9 thoughts on “Quote on Simplicity”

  1. That is beautiful! It speaks to the physical, emotional and social parts of our lives that get complicated so easily. This should be put on a canvas and hung in my room :)

    1. I wish I could take credit for it. :) It’s like someone took so much of what is important to me and worded it beautifully, and gave me an extra nudge.

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