Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wealth is not all About Money

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 can be. 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 can be?" the father asked. "Oh Yeah" said the son. "So 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."

With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks, dad for showing me how poor we are."

There is nothing more that I can add here. True wealth has nothing to do with money.  It comes more from the kind of life we live.  May you all have a blessed day.


  1. Marvelous...

    "...the sun coming out after a spell of March rain .......... The countryside glistens and the sound of the brooks running between ferny banks is music."
    ~Gladys Taber

  2. So very true. I wish more people would understand this. Thank you for sharing!
    Love and Light,

  3. May you have a blessed day as well, Mary!

  4. That is wonderful Mary! I am going to copy this and put it on my frig and a copy in my journal. Thanks so much for sharing! Wishing your a week filled with laughter and sunshine!


  5. ~i always enjoy the stories you share and this one my friend goes the same...much love light and blessings~