Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lessons from the farm


For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am in, to be content. Philippians 4:11

A Lesson from the Goat


If you will take a good look at the next goat you see, you will discover that the corners of his mouth turn up, but never down,as if he were in a good humor all the time. This funny mouth with turned-up corners, and the merry gray eyes, give him a most comical expression. He is apparently one of the most contented of all animals. If grass is plentiful, he eats and is glad.
If there is nothing to nibble, he climbs on the top of a rock or rail fence and looks pleasant.
It is said that he can pick up a meal where a mouse would starve,often helping himself to rubber shoes and tidbits, from an ash heap. Turn him into a lot that appears to be as bare as your hand, and in a few minutes he will be munching something, his eyes still twinkling and the corners of his mouth still pointing up-ward. If people who have formed a habit of giving way to a bad temper would smile more and look on the bright side of life, they would be far happier and would shed sunshine wherever they go.
Lessons from our Farm to yours..
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4 comments:

Green Gardening Girl said...

Your photos are just beautiful Tay!
How true! So much to learn from a goat!

Cathy said...

I neglected to mention how much I like your new header. My nephew, who went to be with Jesus in 2001, at the age of 20, really liked sunflowers. I've always like them, as well, but they're so much more meaningful now. Every time that I send my sis flowers on Addison's b'day or homegoing, I include one sunflower--nothing spiritual about it, but it is a remembrance.

I've already mentioned that I came by way of generationcedar. Yeah, I'm an interloper.

Cathy

Cathy

Theresa said...

Wonderful post. I too learn so much from caring for GOD'S creation. Those animals are wondrous.

smallseven said...

Thanks for sharing this Robin. Contentment is a HUGE struggle for me. I often need this reminder. Lord, help me walk in it!

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