Thru the eyes of a
One day the 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 can be.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 can be?" the
"Oh Yeah" said the
"So 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
"We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends
to protect them."
With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his
"Thanks dad for showing me how poor we
Too many times we forget what we have
and concentrate on what we don't have. What is one person's worthless
object is another's prize possession? It is all based on one's
perspective. It makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks
for the abundance we have, instead of worrying about wanting more? Take joy
in all we have, especially our friends and family. Remember each day is a
a gift from God to be opened and the
contents are up to us!