Category: Inspired Stories
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his
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 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
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
"Life is too short and friends are too few."
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