fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1

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!

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


  • jbug
    jbug Member Posts: 285
    Great post!

    Great post!
  • cindycflynn
    cindycflynn Member Posts: 1,132 Member
    Love this!!!
    I have a little clipping taped to the top of my computer screen that says:

    "Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. What makes the difference is the way you cope with it."

    There is a lot to be said for perspective - Thanks for the reminder!

  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Yes the children often teach us much! I am always appreciative for what I have and want for little. I have the love of a great man, children who care for their mama, a 79 year old Harley riding Daddy, siblings that are great, friends both in daily life and most certainly here on this site that I treasure greatly. Oh yes I have my loving furry friends too. I have great doctors and a God who loves me, live is good.