Donald Trump's New Book
- The Simple Life
By Sheryl Simons
"The happier you are with the simple things, the easier it is to be
It seems Donald Trump has co-authored a new book
called, "How to Get Rich". (Well, you know me, I just couldn't
leave that alone!) Fine, Donald, but if we are already rich, there
is no need to read your book.
On a fall color tour yesterday with some friends we traveled some
nearby scenic roadways. Beautiful hills, golden and red and green
colors that shimmered in the warm sunshine passed slowly by.
Rolling farmland, cattle, forests and crops as far as the eye can
see. This is America. Sure, we have problems, and they are right
before us as the election approaches. But, we already are wealthy,
Sure, I have personal problems, as well. I have to think which
shoes I will wear to work. Is this the day I do the dusting? (Yes,
I do my own, Donny). Or what to have for dinner, not if we will get
to have dinner. That's about the extent of my problems. No, never
been bankrupt, guess you can't say that, Donald! Don't plan to. We
keep our bills paid. Maybe I want to redecorate? I don't need a
designer. Maybe a magazine page and a gallon of paint. Sure I roll
up my sleeves and put down my own drop cloth, Mr. Trump. And, I
love to paint. While you are on the golf course, Donald, are you
just thinking about your next "deal?"
Oh, I have a job I love. The people I work with make me laugh and
the customers are usually warm and friendly. I basically get paid to
make people happy (retail). Sure, maybe it's my attitude, but not
really any worries there. Mr. Trump, I couldn't care less about the
wheeling dealing stuff you have to do in a day to juggle all your
properties. Do the people who work with you really love you, or do
they just put up with you because they are afraid of offending you?
Our home is warm and cozy. We enjoy going to the woods to chop the
firewood ourselves (ok, we use chainsaws these days, not much
chopping involved). We don't hurry. We enjoy the trees and the
wildlife. We take breaks to just let the warm sun sink into our
skin. We don't live in a glass tower, or own so many homes we can't
remember where we last left our blue jacket! Mr. Trump might get to
exercise on top of the Trump tower, but he's probably never been in
a golden forest in the heart of a Michigan autumn.
Sure, there are things in life you can't control, and even Donald
Trump knows that. But it doesn't take riches to be wealthy.
Mr. Trump, if you'd named your book "You Are Already Rich" I just
might have been tempted to buy it! But then again, when I write the
book, "Being Rich is an Attitude", I'll just send you a copy!
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"Over all like butter on warm bread; And the harvest moon will this
night unfold; The streams running full of molten gold. Oh, who could
find a dearth of bliss; With autumn glory such as this!"~~Gladys
"Soon as the leaves heard the wind's loud call,Down they came
fluttering, one and all; Over the brown fields they danced and
flew,Singing the glad little songs they knew."~~George Cooper
Sure it's easy to stop off for fast food, or order a pizza
when you don't feel like cooking. But why bother when the
ingredients are as close as your fridge? Have a pound or so of
hamburger, or sausage? Really almost any meat will do. Cook it.
Drain the grease, if any. Add chopped potatoes, onions, carrots,
maybe peas, mushrooms, anything you like and simmer until tender.
You might have to add alittle water until the veggies are tender.
Only takes about a half hour. Put a salad, coleslaw, or applesauce
on the table. Maybe some warm whole wheat bread. That's it.
Ketchup on the side. I don't know what you call it, call it
anything you like. I just call it simple, easy, quick. And much
cheaper than fast food. Good for you, too. Bet Donald T. hasn't
had food so good!
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