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The Difference Between Rich / Poor People?

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Last Edited: July 28, 2012, 2:16 pm

The Difference Between Rich / Poor People?

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!
Refresh your perspective and appreciation.

"Life is too short and friends are too few. "
Entry #16

Comments

1.
Comment by scorpio - July 28, 2012, 2:34 pm
all i know is our great congress will be taking a 5 week off vacation soon!
2.
Comment by louise black - July 28, 2012, 2:42 pm
Thanks! Harvest moon for that perspective. Kinda like the glass half empty perspective.
3.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - July 28, 2012, 3:32 pm
Thanks Harve$t Moon, great aide to teaching SOMEONE perspective...
4.
Comment by scorpio - July 28, 2012, 5:12 pm
romney said i'd enter into the olympic games but they didn't have my game:HIDE & SEEK!
5.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - July 28, 2012, 5:27 pm
Yours game is coming up on Tuesday weasel. you know: RIDE & MEEK.
I heard that " OLGA " is preparing for you.
6.
time*treatComment by time*treat - July 28, 2012, 5:35 pm
Nice try, but you're not gonna talk us out of buying a ticket. ;-)
7.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - July 28, 2012, 5:36 pm
Amen Moon, thanks.
8.
Comment by scorpio - July 28, 2012, 9:43 pm
what the dancing horse is tuesday,oh no,i'm scared!
9.
emilygComment by emilyg - July 28, 2012, 10:03 pm
Thank you.   Like.
10.
MzDuffleBagladyComment by MzDuffleBaglady - July 29, 2012, 1:36 am
Great Post.

^5

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