This is my humble rendition of the Tina Turner song without the vocal gymnastics. Whenever I look at my wife, Sheila, and I think about the many qualities that make her 'simply the best', just one of the important ones that please me enormously is that though we could never be described as being poor, is just how simple a life we can get by with and how efficiently we can put the more important matters first. We share and are clear about our purpose and priorities and we are at the stage of our marriage now when we can painlessly discard whatever does not support our preferred way of life.
As a person who previously used to possess too much around him of what he liked, I have learned, like Sheila, not to clutter my cabinets or calendar commitments. The longer we live together as man and wife, the less we grow to need the company of others as much as we once did. Having sufficient air to breathe freely, food enough to sustain the body, prayer in abundance to nurture the soul, and a home to rest our heads peacefully at the end of a fulfilling day is to us, 'simply the best' of all lives. And being with the one you love from the opening of each day to its close is 'simply the best' of all company.
Love and peace. Bill xxx