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3/31/2010 1:48:35 AM

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

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

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your

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

"Life is too short and friends are
too few."

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