some people need to read this

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by to live free, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. to live free

    to live free Well-Known Member

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    Some people may really need to read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    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 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 have.
    Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!
    Life is too short and friends are too few."
     
  2. ibcnya

    ibcnya Well-Known Member

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    That is truly a great post. I have observed happy children with nothing but seashells and sticks playing games and just about as happy as can be I suppose. Makes me have memories of my own childhood somewhat.
     

  3. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've seen that before, really neat.

    I've also thought it sure would be a boring world if everyone thought & acted just like me. :)

    --->Paul
     
  4. jackie c

    jackie c Well-Known Member

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    Its the first time I've seen it, thanks for posting :D
     
  5. crashy

    crashy chickaholic goddess

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    I can so relate to the story.....loved it. Good words to live by
     
  6. to live free

    to live free Well-Known Member

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    To Me It's Words Or Encourgement Something To Strive For.
     
  7. Lt. Wombat

    Lt. Wombat Well-Known Member

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    This ought to be posted in the "how far do you drive to work" topic, this is WHY we do the long drive!!