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Old 04-15-2007, 03:40 AM
SirOsis of the River
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NC - temporarily in MS
Posts: 35
Default Put it in perspective

got this in an email... The whole perspective idea struck a chord because of something I'm having to deal with currently. After reading this, I thought about the situation in a way that I hadn't previously. Just thought I would share it with THT.

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

"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

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."
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