Saturday, December 27, 2008

Just Give Me A Simple Life

Sometimes life gives you lemons. It's what you do with the lemons that determines success and failure in life. Do you hold onto them for all their worth, never enjoying the sweet taste? Or do you squeeze them for every drop, knowing full well that you only live once?

It doesn't take much to make me happy. Give me a place to live, good food, friends, family, and a sense of purpose in life. The past week of family, friends, not to mention GREAT food really reinforced my yearning for family. A holiday season presented a festival of good times for all it seemed. It didn't matter if you were 50+, under 10, or anywhere in between. Good times were had by all. It was a simple week filled with laughs. It was a simple week filled with mispronunciation (Oh-bam-uh, Grun-olm), partisan and nonpartisan politics, beer, spoons, and illegal bread bowls. Talk of college, career, and portfolios was a given, but there was plenty of talk about root beer floats, hand grenades, and Rosie O'Donnell as well.

The Porter family leads a simple life.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

After all, we're lead by example.


carriegel said...

i couldn't have said it better

Jock said...

I agree but the picture says otherwise. If anyone has ever watched him cook fish they would understand. Look at the fish on the plate on the plate in the lower right corner. Neatly lined up and not one out of place as as he is getting them ready for breading. The whole process is like that and there is nothing simple about it.

Peej said...

However, his ritual which never changes points to the fact that he has a simple structure to his life.

curlz said...

That was my first thought too -- nothing simple about preparing/cooking fish. I agree with the value of a simple life however. As we already talked he really only needs two chairs to meet his needs.