Today I want to share an anecdote I stumbled across about
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
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!”
No matter how you define wealth, I believe we can all
agree that without a thankful heart, none of us are wealthy. Watch
how your life becomes richer as you celebrate the practical ideas
for giving Thanks throughout November.
The key to wealth of spirit is gratitude.