Source: Making Peace with Problems
The Dog-Eared Pages
Not a blip,
B l u r, or mistake.
What is wealth? True wealth. Is it Sprawling Mansions, Stately Gowns, Uber-luxurious food? Or is it having a good nights sleep, being well-nourished, being loved?
This remarkable story puts true wealth in perspective. The kind father hopes to teach the son lesson in fulfillment instead is shown a beautiful lesson in perspective and gratitude.
I can so relate to this story. You see, I am constantly learning from my beautiful children. By the simple yet profound questions they ask. Their observations and their comments.
Sometimes just a simple Why from my son or daughter, leaves me stunned and speechless. Why indeed am I doing what I’m doing? Is it purposeful and meaningful? If so, what is the purpose and meaning? Or is it purely out of blind habit? Or to have acceptance of those around me?
Thanks to my children, I am pushed to a better version of myself constantly. Just like the father is in this story.
Sufi Comics. 2016. How Poor People Live – Sufi Comics. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.suficomics.com/sufi-comics/poor-people-live/. [Accessed 07 October 2016].
Rumi crafted spiritual wisdom, in the most beautiful of ways, and even in today’s modern age, anyone reading Rumi will find something they can relate to.
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Screams radiated from one bedroom, while a maniacal laugher rang out from another room.
It was the beginning of the perfect conclusion to awesome spring break day. Both my kids were playing quietly upstairs in their rooms. They had played all day, either with me or friends. I listen as my daughter asked my son, “Come on bud, let’s go play Minecraft.” Peter, “Really?” And off they went to play together. I say to myself, “You have parented well, now go reward yourself. You are winning!” It is spring break so Cork popped the cork on a meaty red wine! “Breathe beautiful wine, breathe”………………………………………..
…………………………………….Peter has a bit more creative genius with flexible morality. He’ll either go to prison or find the cure for cancer. Both are incredibly smart. I think about the possibility of one or both inheriting my genetics. Tonight I saw myself in them both, I laughed silently with Peter and cried internally for my daughter. Her forgiveness was humbling and his apology priceless, “It’s just a game, I’d never hurt you in real life row.”
Source: Oh the horror!
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Source: He forgives whomever He wills…