If by some reason you see a simple little structure in the back of a friend or neighbors house during this time of the year they are probably celebrating Sukkah (or have been kicked out by their wife). If my presumption is right (not about being kicked out) then this family will be celebrating a traditional holiday commanded by the bible to build these types of structures and dwell in them. These were the same types of structures that our ancestors built when we left Egypt and dwelled in the desert. But why would G-D command the Jewish people us to build such a structure the rabbi shared with me two beautiful reasons.
(1) We must realize that in order to be blessed by G-D that we have to play an active role in that blessing. Or in other words G-D helps those who help themselves and accept G-D’s role in every blessing. The Sukkah structure that we build is not very sturdy just like our everything we build it can be teared down and we must release G-D’s role in keeping it sturdy.
(2) In a world that has great technological advances the simple things are truly what matters. A Sukkah is a simple structure which allows us to enjoy the simple true joys of family and friendship.