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    It's all in how you look at it!

    One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the
    country with the firm purpose of showing his son 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

    "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."

    Too many times, we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't
    have. What is one's person's worthless object is another's prize
    possession. It is all based on one's perspective.

    Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for all the
    bounty we have instead of worrying about wanting more.

    Take joy and appreciate every single thing you have, especially your
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

  • #2
    That really makes you think! How true! Wealth does not always mean money, but what you have in your life to be grateful for. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs and love,
    Jess grouphug
    Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!


    • #3
      Thank you very much for sharing that. I think I will save it. hi
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      • #4
        How true Brat, thanks for posting. Really makes you stop and think. One to be printed out for sure, take care and a hug Iris hi
        Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.