Wednesday’s Wise Words

These words mainly come from Helen Nearing’s book, Wise Words for the good life.  I just really love history and the wisdom that comes from the days gone by.  It seems that in a time when people were more in tuned to nature, they had lots of wisdom that is applicable to us today.  We are, for the most part, deprived of the organic, natural world.  The mother earth we owe so much to, that was created so lovingly for us, we are ruining and taking for granted.  We are doing it so fast, too.  We are living a man-made life, rather than a Creator-made life.  We were made to be in tune with the seasons, the moon, the sun.  We were made to EAT what is God-given, to nurture Earth so we can eat from her bounty.  We are trying to learn this as we teach our kids to love the Earth, what she provides for us, and then thank and praise God for it all.

“When the sun rises, I got to work.

When the sun goes down, I take my rest,

I dig the well from which I drink.

I farm the soil that yields my food

I share creation.  Kings can do no more.” ~ Ancient Chinese 2500 B.C.

About carishumaker

We are trying to live The Good Life with our 3 kids out in the woods. We strive to be as self reliant as possible, with a great amount of leisure time to Live The Good Life as best as we can. We work hard so we can play hard and want to teach our kids to love life and love people and love learning. This is our journey.
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