Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Difference between being Rich & Poor

This little story used to be taped on our refridgerator door.
I hope yall enjoy it.

Years ago there used to be a rich man who had a young son. Wanting him to learn about different ways of life, he took his son to the farm of relitivly poor family for the weekend.
When the weekend was over the Dad's limo came and picked the two of them up. On there way to the airport, he asked his son if he had learned the difference between being rich or poor. "Yes I did" said the young boy. "What is the difference?" asked his Dad. "Well," replied the boy " we have a swimming pool that extends out to the patio, but they have a stream that has no end. We have 1 small dog, but they have 5, and all kinds of other animals. We have a big house with a room for each person in our family, but they have a small house where they get to be with each other all day."
His Dad speachless, the boy said "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?

God Bless


Anonymous said...

I like that story. I'd like to live like the poor person. :-)

MoHeartland said...

Saw the same story on FaceBook. It's something that should go viral.

Gail Gardner said...

Love your story, Chase. A change of perspective is a wonderful thing that too few people get to experience.

When I lived on 117 acres and had many horses I didn't have a real house. That is true of many horse people - they compromise about having a house so they can have fences and afford horses.

One day some young people came out and told me about the "rich" people they knew that had a huge house and two new cars. I explained debt and choices to them and that I probably made about as much as the couple they thought were rich. The difference was in our choices.