Re: [ACWDYG ] Perspective

Friday, 18 January 2008      0 comments

Great story. Thanks for sharing. Ann

--- Debbie Beall <LADY642@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>
> Perspective
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 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!
> > >
>
>
>
>

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