Monday, March 5, 2012


I have a friend who lives in Colorado named Denny. He is one of the most unusual people I know.

Denny has a college degree. He was once a professional softball player. He has done advanced training in several forms of marshall arts. Most important, Denny is a plain-talking philosopher who lives consistently by what he believes. Denny believes in hard work, discipline, honesty, loyalty, courage, and simplicity, and he demonstrates these qualities on a daily basis.

Take simplicity for example. Denny lives in a small trailer on borrowed land. He chooses to make a living doing manual labor. He does just fine financially but he gives most of his money away. He believes people should live simply and be generous to those less fortunate, so he lives that way.

Whenever I am with Denny I remember these word from the Good Book: "Let your goal in life be to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands."

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