June 17, 2013

Soul Food Monday! - An Inspirational Link-Up #36

Man is the soul that uses the body as an instrument of self-expression.

Hola Readers! Hope this morning everyone is having a great rise along with a BIG appetite for life where ever in the world you may find yourself today. A life filled with excitement and prosperity!   Acknowledging first that we are more than just a body is a good start to healthy wholeness.  Let's take time to feed the soul.  We feed our bodies with healthy foods to get enough energy and nutrients for optimal growth and development.  We feed and stimulate the mind with books, movies, plays and games for personal and creative development.  The same principal applies to feeding the soul.  It is just as important to feed the body as it is to feed the soul!  After all, the soul is the core of who we are!  It is who we are.  My own experiences of honoring my soul has helped me make this connection with my very soul.  And my life is so much richer in so many ways I could not have even imagined.  This is why I refuse to believe that we are just here to work, eat, sleep and die.  Yes, these are inevitable experiences we live as human beings, but we are spiritual beings as well.  So join me every Monday with a different food for the soul.
Sometimes you can lose insight of the important things in life.  I know I have.  But, the good thing about it is that you can learn from it and get back on track.  Here is a story my special friend Gloria (who is more like a sister) shared with me.  Immediately upon sharing it with me I told her I would feature it on my next Soul Food Monday link up.  I find it to be absolutely inspiring because it can teach us all a lesson on the important things in life.

This week's feed on...some things are just more important

SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"

DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?"

SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"

SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "If you must know, I make $100 an hour."

SON: "Oh! (With his head down).

SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow $50?"

The father was furious.

DAD: "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior."

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.  The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?  After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:  Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

DAD: "Are you asleep, son?"

SON: "No daddy, I'm awake".

DAD: "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $50 you asked for."

The little boy sat straight up, smiling.

SON: "Oh, thank you daddy!"

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

DAD: "Why do you want more money if you already have some?"

SON: "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do.  
"Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness. It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

Some things are more important.  

So don't even think about it.  Why not just play the monopoly of life in your favor.  
Do not go directly to jail.  Do pass Go.  Do collect your blessings!
What's inspiring you this week?



  1. I saw this featured on Facebook a while back. Such a cute story.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  2. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story, which so many of us need to remember, no matter if you are a parent, a sibling, or a spouse. Family should always come first. I'm number 9 at Inspire Success - blessings!

  3. Time waits for no-one. Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey! - Love you My viejita... Darn man I keep messing up, I mean Perlita!!! LOL (heheheheeee)


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