March 25, 2009

Happiness…

Posted in Misc tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:00 am by aboutabride

Recently read this in a business-related e-zine, but thought it was related to marriage and life.

Bottom line: be happy with what you have, including (and especially) your spouse. You already have what’s gonna make you happy.

Love that man or woman completely and unconditionally.

A rich investment banker was visiting a small coastal Mexican village when a tiny boat with a fisherman docked. The banker complimented him on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. “Only a little while,” he replied. The banker asked, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” The fisherman replied, “I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.” The banker then asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

The fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, and stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos.”

The banker said, “If you spend more time fishing, you could buy a bigger boat, and with the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats. Eventually you could have a fleet of fishing boats and open your own cannery. You could move to a large city and make millions.”

Unimpressed, the fisherman asked, “Then what?” The banker replied sheepishly, “Then you could retire and move to a small coastal fishing village where you could sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siestas with your wife, and stroll to the village where you sip wine and play guitar with your amigos.”

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