One day , the father of a very wealthy family from the city 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." 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 walls around our property to protect us , they have friends to protect them.
When I grow up I wanna be just like them"
The boy's father was speechless.
Sometimes perspective is a wonderful thing. It helps us take a new look at things and think of everything we have, instead of only the things we don't.
Appreciate every single thing you have!
-J- Courtesy of [AOF] www.angryoldfarts.com