The Best of Lowell Bennion Quote #001

John Dehlin Mormon, Mormon Stories

I am a big, big fan of Lowell Bennion, even though he was a bit before my time. I’ve decided to post a quote from Brother B. now and again–to help express not only his, but my views on the gospel. I hope you enjoy.

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