How Rich Are We?
Story by visiting author Ngee Kee
One day a father and his rich family took his 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 on 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 finished, his father was speechless.
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 towards life -- you've got everything!
You can't buy any of these things.
You may have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc.; but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing!
What can we learn from this story?
Please feel free to share or comment below, as I believe each one of you can learn from one another how we look at things in our life.
Thank you : )
Ngee Key is the founder and owner of Springboard Talent.
He is a Certified Career Management Coach, Facilitator, Trainer and Speaker
focused on empowering people to find their own answers, encouraging and
supporting them on the path as they continue to make important choices.
You can find more stories like this in my book "Stories from a Corporate Coach".