One day a father took
his son to a trip to the country with the
firm purpose to show him how poor
people can be. They spent a day and a
night in the farm of a very poor family.
When they got back from their trip, the father asked his son,
"How was the trip?"
"Very good Dad!"
"Did you see how poor people can be?"
the father asked.
"And what did you learn?"
The son answered, "I saw that we have
a dog at home, and they have four. We
have a pool that reaches to the middle of
the garden; they have a creek that has
no end. We have imported lamps in the
garden; they have the stars. Our patio
reaches to the front yard; they have a
When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing
me how poor we are!"
Isn't it true that it all depends on the way
you look at things? If you have love, friends,
family, health, good humor and a positive
attitude towards life - you've got everything!
You can't buy any of these things, but still
you can have all the material possessions
you can imagine, provisions for the future,
etc., but if you are poor of spirit,
you have nothing!
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