Our business provides almost unlimited services for homeowners and we do it because we have to pay bills like everyone else, but we also do it because we like to see people happy. When we remodel that bathroom, build a new deck, paint a bedroom a different color or clean a house, money is the payment but seeing people happy is the reward.
There is another side to this though; most people go through life without ever finding lasting happiness. They spend money they don't really have and get in relationships that don't last, ending up with debt, broken homes, stress and broken hearts. We know this road well because we have both traveled it. We know that no matter what or who you surround yourself with, true happiness is something that you can't buy and nobody can permanently give you.
As Gandhi said, "Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are all in harmony". Not many people are able to do that. We live life trying to fit in and conform to how others think we should be and what they think we should have. It doesn't take long to get stuck on the hamster wheel with everyone else, running from the past, chasing happiness and getting further from it every day.
That is the other side of what we are all about; helping people get off that wheel, find peace and get control of their life. What better mascot than the happy naked frog who knows how to enjoy life with the basics. He is content being warm in the sun, having shelter when it's cold and having his belly full. He doesn't waste his life searching for the perfect pond, the perfect sunny rock or just the right meal. He knows how to be content and happy in the moment. We have more needs than a frog and our life is a bit more complicated, but we also cause most of our own problems because we don't know how to be content. To make it worse, we tend to blame those around us for our unhappiness which is the same thing as believing that they are in control and we are dependent on them for our happiness.
Our business is fixing houses but our passion is fixing lives. To do that, we take time to listen to people and share our stories. We also take people kayaking and hiking so they can unplug and clear their minds. Soon we will have life enrichment classes that will give you a foundation of basic truths and beliefs to rebuild your life on. The Happy Naked Frog is a symbol of the simplicity of a good life. -Larry & Dianna
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Don't forget to watch for updates, we have only started rebuilding. Much more super cool stuff to come!