Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Simply Life

Simply Life

Better than money, better than fame,
Better than rank and titles -pride and shame,
It's a healthy body and a mind at ease,
And simple pleasures that always please.

A heart that can feel for the other's woe,
And share their joys with a happy glow;
With empathy large enough to enfold
All men as brothers, is better than gold.

Better than money is a conscience clear,
Though working for bread in an humble sphere,
Doubly blessed with contentment and health,
Untried by the lusts and cares of wealth, 

Lowly living and soaring thought
Dress and ennoble a poor man's cot;
For mind and morals in God's plan
Are the genuine tests of a steadfast man.

Better than money is a peaceful home
Where all the fireside members come,
The picture of love, the haven of life,
Completed by mother, brother, or sister, or wife. 

However humble the home may be,
Or tried with heartache by heaven's decree,
The blessings that never were bought or sold,
And live there, are better than gold. 

August 28, 2012

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