Monday, 4 October 2010

Monday Morning Inspiration # 96


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 ow the 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 form the trip, the father asked the son, "How was trip ? "

"It was great dad"

"Did you see how poor people live ?" the father asked.

"Oh yea" 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 and they have friends to protect them.

The boy's father was speechless.. !!

( I got this story as a mail from my grand dad this morning and thought would share it with you all here)

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing .. Appreciate all that you have in life.. rather than worrying about what you don't have. This would make each of us more happy and the world a better place to live in :)

Enjoy your week ahead !

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4 comments:

sheila said...

i've always loved this story :)

Sundu said...

I am reading this on Monday night but still very inspiring! :)

Ria said...

Oh yea i remember reading this a while back. Very nice.

Sundar Visweswaran said...

luvd it.