Wednesday, March 21, 2007


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


rui said...

Olá Teresa

"Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are"

Linda história


Mário Margaride said...

Olá Teresa!

Uma excelente perspectiva, de como seria bom viver, sem todos aqueles bens materiais, mas simultaneamente se feliz.

Passei também, para te desejar um excelente dia.


Anita said...

Olá Teresa bom dia. Obrigado pela visita. Já conhecia esta história e em powerpoint ainda nos marca mais. É uma verdadeira lição de vida sim senhor.
Beijinhos perfumados e um excelente fim de semana.
Fica bem. Fica com Deus.
Anita (Amor fraternal)

Jonice said...

Wonderful story, Teresa.

Beijinhos :)

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