A wealthy man decided one day to take his son on a trip to the country
to see how poor people live. They stayed one day and one night in a very humble farmhouse. At the end of the trip, hoping his son had learned a lesson, the father asked him, “What did you think of the visit?” The son replied, “It was nice, Dad.” The father said, “What did you learn?”
The son said, “I learned that we have one dog in the house and they
have four. We have a fountain in our garden and they have a real stream that has no end. We have fancy lamps in our garden and they have the stars. Our garden goes to the end of our property, and their garden goes all the way to the horizon. The father was speechless…
The boy added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we really are!”
Sometimes, our real wealth depends upon how we look at life.