The simplest things in life can sometimes bring the biggest joy. After setting up my own business and struggling to get my business into place, like every struggling small business owner, I have to say that I have learned how to enjoy the simplest things in life.
Weeks ago I got my first father’s day gift from Daniela and @lucymfel. I really have to say it brought a huge smile to my face. I felt so privileged to get something so unique and created by the hands of those I love. I am very privileged to have Lucy by my side since she is always looking for things to keep Daniela learning and growing as the little person she is and also taking good care of me.
What was even more unique was that I got a painting from Daniela. But what I enjoyed the most was looking at the process that went into making my gift. The picture of Daniela painting, at the early age of 5 1/2 months, gave me hope of probably having a talented artist and following the steps of my good friend @ricklipsett.
In life many people forget about the process that we go through to obtain the things we want.I remember when I read Thomas L. Friedman’s last book Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew AmericaRenewable Energy Books) I finally understood the steps of how electricity get’s made and reaches our homes and businesses. The same reason why I am so against the Puerto Rican Government putting a pipe throughan ecologically sensitive area of our island just to save a few dollars on my electricity bill.
People that buy and wear large amounts of jewelry also ignore the fact of how those pieces of gold or diamonds where extracted from the earth. A lot of suffering goes along the process so people can flash some bling. The same reason why I am vegetarian; I do understand the terrible practices of what animals are put through to bring that slice of steak to the supermarket aisle. This also makes it another reason for me to become Vegan which I am currently working towards.
I think that sometimes understanding the process might bring a clearer idea of what we are holding in our hands. It can also bring us to make better decisions and support those companies and organizations that are doing good to our communities and environment. This helps us make better decisions on what we teach our kids and those who follow our advice.
Overall it can also makes us enjoy those little things in life that we sometimes forget are important like the process of our children learning something new and exploring their creativity.
I clearly see Daniela being on track on having a good balance in using her logic and creativity to make better decisions.