POINT OF VIEW
It all depends on the way you look at things.
One day a dad and his rich family took his son on 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 dad asked his son,
"How was the trip?"
"Very good Dad!"
"Did you see how poor people can be?" the
"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 whole horizon."
When the little boy was finishing, his dad was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks, Dad,
for showing me how poor we
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
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!