One dayThe father of a very wealthyfamily took his son on a trip tothe country with the expresspurpose of showing him howpoor people live
They spent a couple ofdays and nights on the farmof what would be considereda very poor family
On their return from theirtrip, the father asked his sonHow was the trip?It was great, Dad.Did you see how poor peoplelive? the father asked.Oh yeah, said the son.So, tell me, what you learnedfrom the trip? asked the father.
The son answered:I saw that we have one dogand they had four.We have a pool that reachesto the middle of our gardenand they have a creek thathas no end…
…We have imported lanternsin our garden and they havethe stars at night.Our patio reaches to thefront yard and they have thewhole horizon.We have a small piece ofland to live on and they havefields that go beyond
…We have servants whoserve us, but they serveothers.We buy our food, but theygrow theirs.We have walls around ourproperty to protect us; they
The boys father wasspeechlessThen his son added,Thanks Dad for showing mehow poor we are
Isnt perspective awonderful thing?Makes you wonder what wouldhappen if we all gave thanksfor everything we have, insteadof worrying about what wedont have