the long winter: 2010 version

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  I’m still here…we just have been having storm after storm. (We’re in Virginia) Laura Ingalls Wilder has nothing on us :) The kids have been to school for 3 hours in the past 2 weeks, and we’re all a little stir crazy, but I think we’re past the worst. I was unpacking a box of photo albums and I came across this quote by Lowell Bennion that used to hang in our first apartment. It brought tears and so many memories. It was exactly what I needed to hear, so I thought I’d share it with you, along with some pictures of the snow I’ve taken in the past few weeks:

“Learn to like what doesn’t cost too much.
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Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.

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Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
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Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different…different from you.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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–Lowell B. Bennion

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Have a wonderful day~

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