Rich and Poor
One day. a father and his rich family 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.
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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
a dog at home and they have four. We have a
pool that reaches 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 the front yard, they have a whole
His father was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing
me how poor we are!"
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Isn't it true that it all depends on the way
you look at things? If you have love, friends,
family, health, good humour and a positive attitude
toward 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 in
spirit, you have nothing!
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