Thursday, January 22, 2015

March Farmer Fred Award Runner-Up: Can Anyone Lead a Simple Life?

By writing a blog with several posts every week, we hope to give readers a glimpse into farm life. Despite its challenges, we enjoy it. Why is that? What was the magic that drew us back here and has kept us going for all these years? 
This post points to contentment.

The March Farmer Fred Award Runner-Up is presented to:
Can Anyone Lead a Simple Life?
Originally posted on March 10, 2014
You have seen the signs: "Keep it Simple," "Real Simple," Simplify." It makes me stop and think. Can we live more simply? 
Would our lives be better if we did?
Many people think that life on the farm is simple. 
Farming, in truth, is a pretty complicated business.
 And yet, we love it.
We are content here.
Maybe that is the key: Contentment.
We know that there are ups and downs.
 We understand the risks. 
Our life is far from perfect and far from simple, but it provides satisfaction.
So instead of "Keep it Simple" we should perhaps be making signs that say "Seek Contentment." 
"Fall in love with Ordinary Days." 
"Become the person you were created to be, wherever you are." 
Then, perhaps, we will find a truly simple life.
Because complications only drive away simplicity, but do not preclude contentment. 
Contentment continues in GriggsDakota.

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