An Inspirational Story

A friend shared this and am passing it on. Very beautiful.

The Visit: A Most Inspirational Story

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 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 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."

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

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