Posted by: rusch | October 4, 2007

Lowell Bennion

It is unfortunate the my schooling gets in the way of my education. There are so many good books to be read I often lament that I don’t have the time. I would really like to read The Best of Lowell Bennion. I even have a electronic copy on my Gospel Link Library.

Here is an example of Lowell’s writing and why I want to get to know the works of this little known author among the Latter-day Saints.

From “The Best of Lowell L. Bennion: Selected Writings 1928-1988″, Edited by Eugene England, p. xxiii

“Learn to like what doesn’t cost too 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 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

Thanks to John Dehlin for the quote.

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