Difference Between Rich/Poor People

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by allaboutdemchicks, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    The Difference Between Rich/Poor People

    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 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
    "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.

  2. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    thats great... I love it..
  3. Thanks for sharing this.... [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've always loved that one... and I've always wished I could have raised my kids on the farm, like I was.
  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I love that one.........

  6. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    OMG I had to do that poem in a puppet play last year for our school ! LOL
  7. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Songster

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
    Thanks for posting that! I love to see things the way a child may see it, it's funny how intelligent children really are if only folks would take more time to listen. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY.
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    That was beautiful!
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Super nice! Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]

  10. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    OMG I love that!!! Thanks so much for posting.

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