perspective and appreciation.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by DELLIS, Oct 26, 2006.


    DELLIS New Member

    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

    Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole

    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!

    Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh
    their perspective and appreciation.

    "Life is too short and friends are too few."
  2. Hope

    Hope New Member

    What a refreshing post! Thanks :smile2:

  3. buddah

    buddah New Member

    Pennsylvania Wi
    Very insightful. I liked it.