Saturday, February 9, 2013

Having Enough
 
This post has little or nothing to do with managing calves. It's just an observation I made this Saturday morning while driving over to our little country church to shovel snow and get ready for the worship service tomorrow since I am reading Morning Prayer while our priest is away.
 
I drove past a country home. A non-farm thirty-something couple built it just six years ago - right out in the middle of crop land - they even had to run electricity for an extra mile to this house.  Summer before last they build a nice two-car garage. Last winter both of their cars were snug and nice inside this garage.

In the spirit of our acquisitive society I noticed over this past summer more and more stuff was accumulating in the garage. 

Much like the rest of the Northeast we had snow on Friday afternoon and overnight. Were their cars "snug and nice" inside the garage? No. The garage is now too full of stuff and the cars sit outside. This morning after plowing the driveway the male half of the couple was busy cleaning snow off the two cars. 

Make you wonder about our society of "buy, buy, buy, buy." How much is enough? Chesterton is quoted, "There are two ways to get enough; one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less." Makes you wonder. 

Have a good day.

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