One day a father 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?"
Very good, Dad!"
"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked.
"And what did you learn?"
The son answered, "I saw that we have one dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden and they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have a whole horizon."
When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!"
~ Author Unknown ~
It's so true that it all depends on the way we look at things. If we have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude toward life, we've got everything!
We can't buy any of these things. We can have all the material possessions we can imagine, provisions for the future, etc., but if we are poor of spirit, we have nothing!
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.