Do you stop and give thanks for your blessings in life? While we all have have different challenges, there are many who live in poverty. This is the kind of poverty many folks feel everyday, without recognizing that they are poor.
Read on and see if you also suffer from this kind of poverty…
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 trip?”
“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.”
Love, Unity, Care, Satisfaction is richer than any comfort money gives.
This is the reason my mother always said she was poor growing up but didn’t know it. My family had each other, a roof over their heads and enough to eat. My Nana made all of their clothes and they were lucky enough to have 2 pairs of shoes (1 for school and 1 for church). In the summer they would play barefoot (I did too). As an adult I lived in the country and would lie on a pallet in the yard at night and look at the stars and fireflies. So very peaceful…no city lights…just me and the universe. ~ Kera