What are your priorities? In what order (1 to 3) would you rate this picture if you were to choose from:
food for the body, food for the mind, food for the soul
I would rate it in this order: (1) food for the soul (2) food for the mind and (3) food for the body. Why?
(1) This is the time my daughter and I spend our mother-daughter time. (2) It helps me stay level-headed. I get “hangry” (hungry & angry) when I’m hungry. (3) It helps my body function properly.
These are my priorities.
Our priorities say something about us. Take for example when my co-workers and I used to talk about what’s important to us and we had to say what came to mind as quickly as possible. Some answered in this order:
-family, money, career.
-career, money, family
-family, career, money
Family wasn’t always the most important to me. That was back in my younger years when I thought I was indestructible, knew everything, and didn’t need anyone. I didn’t realize just how important it is to me until I had my own. Now, it’s on top of my list as it should be.
Having good work ethics are important and I believe in doing things right the first time and getting things done as soon as possible. But a career is not a breathing, living being that would take care of me when I’m sick or need someone to talk to. Work is work, even if I stay as late as possible everyday and do as much as I can. It will still be there the next day and more work will be added.
Money is great in order to live a cozy life but money can always be earned. Success is meaningless when I have no one to share it with in the end. What good is having all that money when I’m dead? Can’t take it with me. Does it mean I don’t want money? Of course not, it’s only practical to want it to the point that I have enough to live a comfortable life, provide for basic necessities for my family such as clothing, shelter, safety, food, and education. If I had extra, I would want to make others’ lives better as well.
Today, I appreciate having a family, good health and good food.
Happy St. Patrick’s day!