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a thought, I dont know the author.

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."

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!

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I posted this because in some other threads I've mentioned the "want" cycle, and perceptions on what is wealth, and what isn't. Personally, I don't mind being "poor" at all...except on the night before payday, :p

Thanks, I'd seen it some time back In one my wifes groups, though it was worth reading again...

I'm so poor that I need a co-signer to change my mind!

Eddie Murphy said it best...
If crap was worth something poor people would be born without buttholes!
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