Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!
Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.
“Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred”-Proverbs 15:17
Small house, few meals, but overflowing with joy. Big house, full plates, but littered with tension and strife. Opulence or simplicity. Love or hate. Take your pick.
Both scenarios represent communities. The first setting envisions a family that does not have too much to show, materially. Their lifestyle is modest, luxuries are rare, but the members love each other deeply. The domestic atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
The second household has all that they need and want. No gift is too expensive, no vacation is too costly, no meal is off limits. Yet, these guys don’t get along with each other. They’re under the same roof, but they live in isolation, irritated by each other’s very presence.
Sometimes, we mistakenly believe that fulfilment in life is centred on financial stability. This has its place. However, with every passing day we begin to recognize that it is the intangible things that make all the difference. When we are surrounded by love and acceptance, laughter and grace, peace and goodwill, everyone comes alive!
This is how we build true community. It is then we acknowledge how a bowl of cucumbers, carrots and lettuce sprinkled with olive oil, could be so much more satisfying than a plate of baked chicken, grilled salmon and macaroni salad. The real succulence is found among the people surrounding the table, rather than in the delicacies on it.
Finish work earlier than usual for one day this week, in order to build greater harmony in your home, office or spiritual community. Be intentional about it, otherwise it will not happen.
If you’re inspired by this blog, please share it with one other person today. To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.