Tuesday, February 9, 2010





One  day , the father of a very wealthy family took  his son on a trip to the country with the  express purpose of showing him how poor people  live.

They  spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of  what would be considered a very poor  family.
On  their return from their trip , the father asked  his son , "How was the trip?"  

"It  was great , Dad."

"Did  you see how poor people live?" the father  asked.

"Oh  yeah , " said the son.

"So, tell me , what did you learn from the trip?"  asked the father.

The  son answered:  "I  saw that we have one dog and they had  four. 
We  have a pool  that reaches to the middle of  our garden and they have a creek that has no end.
We  have imported lanterns in our garden and they  have the stars at night.
Our  patio reaches to the front yard and they have  the whole horizon.
We  have a small piece of land to live on and they  have fields that go beyond our sight.
We  have servants who serve us , but they serve others.
We  buy our food , but they grow theirs.
We  have walls around our property to protect us , they have friends to protect them."

The  boy's father was speechless.  

Then his son added ,"Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

Isn't  perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder  what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate  every single thing you have , especially your  friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help  them refresh their perspective and appreciation.
"Life  is too short and friends are too  few."

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