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2 ♫ Turn on your speakers! ♫ Turn on your speakers! CLICK TO ADVANCE SLIDES Copyright © 2008 Tommy's Window. All Rights Reserved AH, THE SIMPLE LIFE! AH, THE SIMPLE LIFE! -- AUTHOR UNKNOWN -- AUTHOR UNKNOWN

3 The American businessman was fishing at a small Mexican coastal village when a small boat with a fisherman docked. In the boat were several large tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

4 The Mexican replied, “Only a little while.” The American then asked why he didn’t stay out longer and catch more fish.

5 The fisherman said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

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

7 “I am a Harvard MBA,” the American scoffed. “With the proceeds you could buy a bigger boat.” “I could help you. You should spend more time fishing.”

8 “ With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats.” “Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats!”

9 “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.”

10 “You would need to leave this small village and move to where you would run your expanding enterprise.” then Los Angeles then Los Angeles and eventually Mexico City Mexico City New York City New York City

11 The fisherman asked, “But señor, how long will this all take?” “Fifteen or twenty years.” “But what then, señor?” “But what then, señor?”

12 The American laughed and said… “You would make millions!” “You would make millions!”

13 “Millions, señor? “Millions, señor? “Then you would retire and move to a small coastal village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your grandchildren, take siestas with your wife Maria, and stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.” Then what?” The American said, The American said,

14 Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have that you wouldn’t sell for money. Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have that you wouldn’t sell for money.

15 Living the real thing, doesn’t consist of things at all, because things cannot truly satisfy. Only through God can we find real joy, true happiness, and the eternal fulfillment that only He can give. Living the real thing, doesn’t consist of things at all, because things cannot truly satisfy. Only through God can we find real joy, true happiness, and the eternal fulfillment that only He can give. FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS SLIDESHOW WITH OTHERS! FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS SLIDESHOW WITH OTHERS! more PowerPoint messages, visit:


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