Anne

Adoption IS A Nightmare
Ad 2:
2002-05-28 03:14:10 (UTC)

Subject: Who is poor?

Subject: Who is poor?

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 can be. 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 can be?"
the father asked.
"Oh Yeah" said the son. "So 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."

With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son
added, "Thanks Dad
for showing me how poor we are."

Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on
what we don't have.
What is one person's worthless object is another's prize
possession. It is
all based on one's perspective. Makes you wonder what would
happen if we all
gave thanks for all the bounty we have, instead of worrying
about wanting
more. Take joy in all you have, especially friends.


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