Wednesday, January 12, 2011

cont. Stories to live by

(The right frame of mind envisions everything.)

Once a rich man took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing him how poor people can be. They spent a day and night in the farm of  a poor family. When they got home, the father asked the son. "How was the trip?" "Very good, Dad!" "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. "Yeah!" "And what did you learn?" The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, but they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, but they have creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden, but they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon."

When the boy had finished , the father was speechless. "Thanks Dad, for showing me how poor we are!" Isn't it true that it all depends on how we look at things? If you have love, friends, family, health, 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 that you imagine, provisions for the future, but if you are poor in spirit, you have nothing. The right frame of mind envisions everything.