Billy is a quiet man. A simple man. He keeps to himself, eats humble meals, likes to surf solo. He cant sit still, always putzing around in the garden, fixing a car, or building a shelf. Well…we have come in and turned his world upside down. There are people sleeping in every room, on every floor – on every couch and blowup mattress. We are having feasts every evening…feeding atleast 8 people. Everywhere we go is like an expedition. When we are at the house, music is serenading from the stereo, the boys are watching movies, people are in the rocking chairs reading, and someone is always in the kitchen fixing themselves something to eat or drink. Its a wild world that we now force Bill to live in, simple simple Bill, but I think that hes enjoying the mayhem. He hasnt said much, but hes always smiling and letting out the occasional chuckle. We all are happy as clams. What a beautiful life it is.
So as I promised, here is some tidbits that I got from Laird Hamilton´s book that I really enjoyed. He understands the meaning of a full, beautiful life. So perhaps we could all try to follow his lead…
The key to happiness is maximizing each day. If youre unhappy, Live Harder.
Natures genius is everywhere, and though it might sound obvious, all of us could do a better job of appreciating it.
Our days are meant to be fun. Once you lose that thread, youve lost the essence of the whole deal.
If you cultivate something in your mind, you give it a life. Its that simple.
Karma: if youre stressed, youll get stressed. If youre satisfied youll be given satisfaction.
And he also added in this quote…
TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN’T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID DO. SO THROW OFF THE BOWLINES. SAIL AWAY FROM THE SAFEHARBOR. CATCH THE TRADE WINDS IN YOUR SAILS. EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. –mark twain
Pura Vida everyone. Go exploring.
ps...went fishing today. the boys caught 9 lobsters, a handful of oysters, and some big parrot fish. mmmm.