Thursday, July 9, 2009



One day, the father of a very wealthy family took their 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 whatwould 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 the four.'

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden andthey have a creek that has no end..

We have imported lanterns in our garden andthey have the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard andthey have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on andthey 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.'

(I wish I could attribute this beautiful story, I can't seem to find it's author. If anyone knows, please contact me and I will post it, so they might be recognized. Gene)

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