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04/20/08 at 17:52:28
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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.




  

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Reply #1 - 04/20/08 at 18:05:19
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Great story, thanks for sharing with us.  Smiley
  
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It's all in ones's outlook.  Bright boy who knows the true meaning of life.  Cool
  
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Thanks gilmak, and that is one of the strongest reasons that I am glad that I am a southern country boy.  I lived for 5 years in Dallas, Tx. when I was going to college and I never ever want to live in a place like that again. 

How true is the old saying that "you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
  
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Thanks Gil. Beautiful story. Cool
  

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
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I love that story Gil,   and I am a country girl at heart.   I don't like big cities,  give me small town or country living any day.

  

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Miss_Kitty wrote on 04/20/08 at 19:34:46:
I love that story Gil, and I am a country girl at heart. I don't like big cities, give me small town or country living any day.



Same here MK. Cool
  

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Reply #7 - 04/21/08 at 06:52:36
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yeah...we have 2 stop signals in my town..One more I'm outta here
  

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Wayne wrote on 04/21/08 at 06:52:36:
yeah...we have 2 stop signals in my town..One more I'm outta here


To funny Wayne  Grin Grin
  

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Reply #9 - 04/26/08 at 06:35:45
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What I came away with is that dignity isn't a matter of rank and privilege.
Freedom is a heart condition.
And real wealth is in the love and respect you earn from others.

I like a story with a good theme and a happy ending.

Grin
  
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