Saturday, May 14, 2011


Saw this today. It came from Jane Savoie. She didn't write it, and I don't know who did or I would credit them. Couldn't help but copy it because it is something that I needed to see. I haven't written much of anything lately. I just haven't been feeling it. Hopefully I am back.

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 the poor people lived?" 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 boys father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."


  1. Yes, I have seen this before. I don't remember who the author is either. Great message.

  2. That truly is the best!
    When I went to Nairobi, they didn't quite have it that good..but, they sure acted on top of the world, and would give you anything!

    A good perspective is more important than a good life(as some think of it) with a good perspective, any amount of living is Rich and fun and joyous! Come what may, the perspective will turn the tables on a downer, every time...but speaking of does take some of that, in the mix.

    Nice to read from you!