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The Difference Between Rich and Poor

Friday, November 20, 2009

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. During the 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 and 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.
Happy Thanksgiving
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BLAZE2000 11/20/2009 11:00PM

    WELL SAID............

I LIKED THIS VERY MUCH......

THANKS!
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HAPPY TURKEY DAY !!!!!

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SMWALKER1210 11/20/2009 10:44PM

    VERY WELL SAID,I AM ONE HE SPOKE ABOUT. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU AND YOURS. SHIRLEY

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/20/2009 10:42PM

    It sure is. this is great.

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