I've got a buddy who works for a farmer. He drives a tractor and works cattle & such. He's one of those guys that you just love to be around, he's always positive and always happy to see you.... just a real joy to be around. Anyway, it dawned on me last night why I like him so much and what's so special about him. He lives a very simple life, and he is content with what he does and what he has. He isn't always chasing after "the smiths" and he doesn't have to put himself into a financial bind just to have what someone else has. He's just happy being him, and he feels blessed to have his family and his job. How amazingly simple. I think our country would be much better off if this attitude were more prevalent. Be content with what you have. Seriously, instead we're programmed by the commercials on tv to always "chase the american dream" and have both parents working fulltime jobs just to keep up with the neighbors that we don't like most of the time anyway. Wouldn't it be great to be content and not have to max out credit cards to make purchases that aren't necessary? I'm as guilty as anybody, and I'm gonna change. I'm tired of chasing my tail and always thinking that I need more. It's silly. I'm very blessed to have a wonderful wife, great kids, and a rewarding job. I think I oughta start living like I appreciate what I have. Sorry if I've rambled.