Black Spirituality Religion : Are you rich or poor???

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  1. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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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 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 poor people live?" the father asked.

    "Oh yeah," said the son.

    "So, tell me, what you learned 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 beautiful stars at night.

    Our patio reaches only 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 from supermarkets, but they grow theirs.

    We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to
    protect them."

    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 the things that we don't have.

    Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

    I do! - That's why I'm sharing this with you!

    This helps us refresh our perspective and appreciation.

    Peace...!
     
  2. Onyemobi

    Onyemobi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderful.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    This is a lesson for all!


    Truly a tale of witness to "Less is more."
     
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    Angela22 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich and poor is surely beyond material things and money; true friends are worth far more than money could ever buy.
     
  5. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i was just going to say that...
     
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