Friday, October 9, 2009

Hello There...

I love this room belonging to Emily Robinson (of the Dixie Chicks) in this month's Metropolitan Living found via SabbeSpot. The glass paneled wall, the light, the instruments on the wall-all perfect to me.Also LOVING this setup found on Chic Coles....
Ready to start the weekend? As a somewhat workaholic I appreciated this sent to me by my brother.....


A Fisherman and an Investment Banker were at the pier of a small coastal village
when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were
several large yellow fin tuna. The investment banker complimented the fisherman
on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The fisherman replied, “Only a little while.”

The investment banker then asked, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch
more fish?”

The fisherman said, “With this I have more than enough to support my family’s
needs.”

The investment 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
siesta with my wife, stroll into the village each evening and spend time with
my family, I have a full and busy life.”

The investment banker scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You
should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With
the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you
would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a
middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own
cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would
need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to a big town and
eventually to the the city where you will run your ever-expanding enterprise.”

The fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”

To which the investment banker replied, “15 to 20 years.”

“But what then?” asked the fisherman.

The investment banker laughed and said that’s the best part. “When the time is
right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and
become very rich, you would make millions.”

“Millions?…Then what?”

The investment banker said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal
fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids,
take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings and spend
time with your family.”

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

Beth Peele said...

wow! great story!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

sweet story. thanks for the shout out. Brooke commented that you told her you liked my header thing. You two are the two sweetest, cutest bloggers ever and I actually had a dream you both came to visit me the night before last. I'll write you both an email. It was a weird dream.

Have a good weekend!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Loved the story. Hope you take some time to rest up this weekend!

I've been so swamped this week and it is only going to continue onto the weekend! Boo!!!

Umm ps I think both you and Brooke should visit Stephanie and then I'll drive to Boston so we can all meet!!!!

Ok that is all.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Yes, a very telling story! Thanks for sharing...

I love the entry vignette, looks like the zgallerie mirror I've been eyeing forever (better get it before it is sold out) and love the mix of gold and silver. A wonderful example that mixing metal tones works!

Have a great Friday and weekend! Janell

Elle said...

Oooh I love the room with the guitars, not my style but what a fantastic collection and an inviting room!

paula said...

such a great story and a very true one at that.

Sidney said...

what a great story!

TheFamousHome said...

Thanks sooo much for the story... it's exactly what I needed to hear today. Would you mind if I post a link to this from my blog?

chair up said...

God bless your brother for sending you that story so you could share with us. I often have thoughts to share but they remain stuck inside my head...hopefully this will be a reminder to get them out there to encourage others.
Love the pictures, thanks.
Angex

Rita said...

Thank your brother for sharing the story. Sometimes I need to be reminded how glad I am that I left the 'rat race' for a different life...a refocused life.

Lylah Ledner said...

That's wonderfully true! Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings...Lylah

FootBalls said...

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Thank u

Draffin Bears said...

That is such a lovely story and many thanks for sharing.
Also love the Dixie chicks room.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Down Pillow said...

Amazing dresser in the second photo :)