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Monday, August 27, 2007


I'm still recovering.....we had a VERY LARGE garage sale, this past weekend. It's over but I am organizing all the leftovers and figuring out what to do with it all. I still have three tables worth of shit stuff in my front yard!

While I take care of all that and find my way back into the groove.....I thought this was another great inspirational writing.

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?" asked 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 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 family and friends!

Life is too short and friends are too few.


Cherrie said...

Good advice, Christina, and something we should all take to heart. We can't take material possessions with us when we go, but we can leave warm memories in the hearts of family and friends, and I am becoming more and more devoted to accomplishing that as the years pass.

Blissfully Wed said...

I love that story. I've read it before but I probably needed to read it again as I was getting mopey about my own relative poverty. I'm rich in ways that go way beyond money in the bank.

Thanks for sharing that.

Regal said...

Good way to look at things :) and very true

SignGurl said...

I need to have my girls read this.