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Posted on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 07:48

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! Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.


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Posted on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 12:16

I loved this story...it made me smile!


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Posted on Sun, Jan 20, 2008 22:27

Great post. What a wonderful sentiment. I think that at times we forget what is truly important and take things for granted. We should cherish what we have in our lives. Last summer i was sitting in my backyard and there it was ..... a graceful orange and black beauty gliding by me. This beautiful monarch butterfly was resting in my herbal garden. What a sight!!!! I could not take my eyes off this wonderful creature. I was thinking of its journey down south it would make to escape the cold winters. I remembered when i was younger there were more monarchs than there are now. I am a nature lover and appreciate its beauty. I passed this post on to my friends. Thanks


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Posted on Sun, Jan 20, 2008 08:12

Thanks for this post, I totally agree with it. And I love this new picture, you photograph very well and your hair and eye colors are awesome.


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