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It all depends on the way you look at things...

By Sean Kuruvilla

One day a rich father took his son on a trip to the country-side with the firm purpose of showing him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night at 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. 

"Yeah!"

"What did you learn?" 

The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon." 

When the little boy was describing what he saw, his father was speechless. 

His son continued, "Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are!"

Isn't it true that it all depends on the way you look at things? 

The moral of this story is: If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life, you've got everything! You can't buy any of these things. You can have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc... but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing.

Source: April 2002 Issue of MGOCSM Spirit, Detroit, Michigan

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