I had to share this story that I found online at academictips.org. The purpose behind everything I do is to help others understand what I learned when I was allowed to return to heaven during my near death experience. If you come across stories or know of true stories that would help God’s children understand their incredible potential, God’s true character, or provide them with inspiration & hope – please share! For those stories, quotes, or videos that I am able to share, I will create a meme to go with when I post it. You can send me your inspirational pieces at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and sources so that I can provide proper credit. Also, when sharing true stories, please feel free to disguise the identity of individuals as you feel would be appropriate. Thanks!
How the poor live by Touching Storieson September 16, 2009 ·in
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 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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