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shanie5









  


Post  Tue, Jan 31 2006, 4:50 pm
Subject: The Difference Between Rich/Poor People?

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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technic









  


Post  Tue, Jan 31 2006, 5:24 pm
BEAUTIFUL...ty 4 sharing Very Happy
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shanie5









  


Post  Tue, Jan 31 2006, 5:28 pm
my pleasure.
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southernbubby









  


Post  Tue, Jan 31 2006, 6:12 pm
When I was a child, my father took us to the Ozark mountains to see the devastating poverty that was there. After the visit, he invited us to complain about the toys we didn't have.
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proudmom









  


Post  Tue, Jan 31 2006, 9:27 pm
thank you very much for sharing this beautiful story.
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supermom









  


Post  Wed, Feb 01 2006, 3:42 am
I loved it. The father must have dropped.
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happyone









  


Post  Wed, Feb 01 2006, 8:44 am
What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.
We should have a column with inspirational poems and articles -
what do you think??
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shanie5









  


Post  Wed, Feb 01 2006, 8:45 am
thats a good idea. its kind of hard to figure out where to post these.
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