this wonderful mail was forwarded to me by my friend balaram, once again, i’d like to thank him for such a profound contribution.
so often, we makes a negative thoughts about certain incidents, and events in our life, and peoples with whom we come in contact.
this story describes that, nothing is good or bad in its own, it depends how you look at it.
what is bad for you, could be extremely good for some1, never hate others just because difference in opinions, every1 doesn’t have the same prospective as u do.
so, here it goes, enjoy and your comments are strenth for me to keep this blog updated 🙂
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
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
‘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
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
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son added, ‘Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.’
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing?
Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything
we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!
‘Life is too short and friends are too few.’
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.