We can become so busy with, work, family, and life in general that we forget take the time to evaluate where we are at today and what we really have.
Making a habit of counting your blessings daily can change your life in a dramatic way and wonderful way.
It is all in how you look at things, as this story shares.
Happy Wednesday to all of you!
How Rich Are We?
One day a wealthy father and his rich family took his 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 on 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!” “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 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 finished, his father was speechless. His son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how ‘poor’ we are!”
Isn’t it true that it all depends on the way you look at things? 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 may have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc.; but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing!
– Author Unknown
Love it Tina! Thanks for the great story about perspective.
Hi Carol, it is such a good story. We need to practice seeing things from different points of view in order to get clearer pictures.
I absolutely love this post, Tina. It’s along the lines of what I blogged about back in December….about redefining how we view success. http://wp.me/puC0z-nk
Hi Trevor, thanks for reminding me about your post, I was excellent and we do need to keep a clearer view of success.
Smiling…great story Tina.
Thank you David!
What great story thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hi, thank you. I thought is was awesome also. Have a great Friday!