Sunday, December 27, 2009

Something to think over today....


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..", said the son
"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 family and friends!
"Life is too short, and family and friends are too few."


The Lone Star Queen said...

I love that! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

bj said...

Yes, I have heard this wonderful story before...thanks for showing it to us.
Have a wonderful Happy New Year...

Mimi Sue said...

Love that. Thanks for the reminder. Mimi

Deb said...

now that's a good story...

texasdaisey said...

What a great and profound post. I agree whole heartedly with that lesson.

Christine said...

Ahhh...this is a good one!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

What a fun "perspective" story. Great for this time of year!

Dreams and Decor said...

Wow! This really DOES put things in perspective, doesn't it? Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings! Patti

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