A Labor Day Parable

September 5th, 2011

I was reading through the links in the ‘Favorite Things About My Town’ link party, and came across this story.  I heard this many years ago and couldn’t find it anywhere online until Gina’s post and was so happy to stumble upon it again.  I think a lot about where I spend my time, and where I focus my energy.  The older I get, I find I value the “stuff” less and simple living much more.  No doubt some of you have heard this story before, but I thought Labor Day was a great day to share this favorite.    

The Tourist and the Mexican Fisherman

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A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village.  An American tourist got out and complimented the local Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish, then asked how long it took him to catch them.

“Not very long,” answered the Mexican.

“But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.

fishing boat

 

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Simple Cork Photo Wreath

September 4th, 2011

Happy Labor Day Weekend all!  We’re spending it with my folks hanging out by their swimming pool, doing a lot of relaxing in the sun.  BOTB will return next weekend, meanwhile I’m popping in to say hello and link up with Nester’s wreath party tonight.  

Like all grandmoms, my mom loves pics of her grandkids, so I crafted a simple photo wreath with a cork base for her to to hang above her desk.  

 

I saw a photo wreath online somewhere many months ago and absolutely loved the idea. This version has a cork back to make it easy for Mom to change out the images as the grandkids grow and change.  This is crazy easy to make, here are the simple steps:

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