The Simplest things in life can be Priceless

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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 AmericaPhotos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoRenewable Energy Books)Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto Rico 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. 



  1. Prometeo on July 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Those gifts that kids give parents when they are small, the ones that they make with their own hands are never forgotten. I still have drawings that my kids made me when they were little and some postcards they made. 

    • Raul Colon on July 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm


      I loved the pictures that where created through the process also. How is your summer vacation going?

      • Prometeo on July 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

        I just finished applying sealant to the roof and I´m preparing myself for a conference that I´m going to give in my church. I ´ve been very busy this summer but happy. The boys have helped me a lot working around the house and the older one is working on a part time job, his first work experience, that has made me really happy. 

  2. Bianca* on July 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Please translate (Im not thinking well right now)

    Feliz día de los padres (tardío) Yo siempre pienso que un regalo que se hace pensando en la persona que lo va a recibir, sus gustos y sus intereses, vale mucho más que uno costoso genérico (por más chulo que sea). La esencia de las cosas debe ser el significado, no la moda o el costo. Saludos.

    • Raul Colon on July 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm


      Usted tiene el privilegio de escribir en el idioma que sea. Mil gracias por siempre apoyar lo que hago. 

      Muy de acuerdo Valen mucho mas! 

  3. Tony Vargas on December 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Great piece, my friend. Kudos for seeing the value in cherishing the little things now. It’s these simple investments that earn interest in the bank account of family relationships and make you rich in ways not found in a bank account later on.

    My daughter is now in high school. I still keep cards she made when younger around the house as daily reminders of how important these investments of time have been and continue to be.

    Saludos y Feliz año nuevo!

    • Raul Colon on December 31, 2011 at 6:10 pm


      Thanks for the comments you are one of those special people that help me appreciate what I have!