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The richest are not those with the most.

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the
country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be.
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 can be?" the
father  asked. "Oh Yeah" said the son. "So 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."

With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks
dad  for showing me how poor we are."

Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't
have.

What is one person's worthless object is another's prize possession. It
is  all based on one's perspective. Makes you wonder what would happen if
we all gave thanks for all the bounty we have, instead of worrying about
wanting more. Yes, it's all a matter of perspective.

I've heard it said before that the richest are not those with the most,
but  those who need the least.  Take joy in all you have, especially your
friends.

 

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