Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Different Perspective ...

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!

16 comments:

Sreejith Kumar said...

Perspective - you said it. This is such a gripping story. Kudos for posting it here.

Sreejith Kumar said...

Also, the pic was a good match for the story!

Srijith Unni said...

Nice story and the picture to match.. Have read this one in emails before... You gave it a whole new look in your post.. Your wonderful perspective I guess..

With Best Regards,
Srijith Unni.

mizfit said...

indeed....the poor in spirit have nothing!

lovely story...

V N said...

The glass as they say, cud be half full or half empty!!
:)

Contented said...

Very good story! great morale in it. I liked it. Thanks for sharing...:)

Bhakti said...

An absolutely beautiful post, Passerby55. Thank you for your perspecive on the world--very bright. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Its all in the way we look at things, Isnt it.Perspecties as Srijith says. Thankyou.The story made me smile, was down with some argument over a silly issue,but reading this made me realise that its in me to be happy and content with what i have,and i will be.Now i patchup and smile along with life:)

alapana
http://aalapana.blogspot.com

Tanushree said...

hi,
just a wonderful story you have put down here...
enough for enlighting someone's spirit...

itchingtowrite said...

thanks for sharing this story. we shud thank god for what we have and not crib for more

R.E.B.E.L said...

Hav read the story before.. It s all about perspective which decides if the glass is half filled or half empty..

passerby55 said...

thankyou Sreejith for those good words. i am glad you could relate the picture with the perspective.

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thankyou SRijith thanks for understanding the perspective.

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Mizfit,
i can understand how well u know what is a spirited living. youhave the right spirit girl!

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You get it!
thankyou, Velu

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HI Contended,
you are welcome

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HI beautiful lady

i am glad Bhakti you found the post beautiful. thankyou.

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Hi alpana,

its feels good when some post helps someone in some way. trust me it gives a lot of joy.
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welcome tanushree.
i am glad youfound the story wonderful.will visit yoru blog soon.
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HI itchingtowrite.
human nature everywhere is the same.
but a few words like in this story make us realise what life is all about. its all about each of us with our unique perspective.
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hi r.e.b.e.l

welcome to my world. will check your blog. asap.

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Mahadevan said...

Worldly possesions are mere appendages.

'Uneasy lies the head, that wears the Crown'.

'Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder'. I agree with you and the various other comments that perception is reality.

Hip Grandma said...

How did I miss this one?You are right.Perception changes everything.

Neers said...

yep... poor spirit HAS nothing

zzz-writer said...

it so true
thanks for reminding :)