Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Simply because I SMILED when reading it, so I feel that I need to share it here...


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. 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 finishing, 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 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 of spirit, you have nothing!

- Author Unknown


  1. That's a beautiful one.

    Now I'm smiling too. :-)

  2. GOOD! That's what I want to share.

    Smiles. :-))))

  3. Haha, very very touching. It is true isn't it, no matter how much happiness people can find from material things, it's what that really touches your own spirit that delights you...

  4. Indeed!!! :-))) So I guess the son in the story is MUCH wiser than the Dad he he he he he he...LOL!!!

  5. Beautiful! I always say that wealth comes from within (Thank God for that)! I am even ashamed for using a cliché, but outter wealth may bring comfort (which is good) but when one has a rich soul, one tends to accept life as it presents itself: happy/sad; bright/clouded; true/lie...bien, all its dichotomies. Cheers!

  6. Hey, don't be ashamed for using a cliché. Sometimes the only things that make sense are clichés he he he...

    Funny thing about the title, though. I think it REALLY suited the story. I forwarded the story to my other friends via email and one of them said, "Funny thing, I viewed it from a different angle. It's a good thing to be able to see what other people have, but sometimes it's hard to see the good things you have yourself. So I feel pity for the son who managed to see poverty when comparing himself to the poor."