Be Thankful!

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    > One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip
    > to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people
    > can be. 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 can be?" the father asked. "Oh
    > yeah" said the son. "So 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."
    >
    > With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added,
    > "Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are."
    >
    > Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't
    > have. What is one person's worthless object is another's prize
    > possession. It is all
    > based on one's perspective. Makes you wonder what would happen if we
    > all gave thanks for all the bounty we have, instead of worrying about
    > wanting more. Take joy in all you have, especially your family and
    > friends.
    >
    >