One day a
father and his rich family took his young 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 father asked his son, "How
was the trip?"
"Did you see how
poor people can be?" the father asked.
"And what did you
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
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. 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!