One day a father and his rich family took his son to 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!" replied his son.

"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 speechless.

His son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are!"


Our outlook on life depends on the way you look at things. What others may think as riches, others may want. The most important things in life are your friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life. If you have these then you have everything!
What's about you? Do agree this child in his attitude? Do you have this positive attitude?

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Comment by Reem Ali on October 24, 2009 at 22:14
Hello my dear Forget-me-Not
I am so happy to like this story. The childhood is very innocent world which can recognise the simple beauty in this life and enjoy it. Thanks sooo much for your kind comment.
With my best wishes
Comment by Forget-me-Not on October 24, 2009 at 9:05
Dear Reem Ali,

What a beautiful story you downloaded up here. I really like it a lot as it is so meaningful in the world we live in now. Kids often teach us the real value as their heart are still pure.
Thank you so much for this nice little story.

Have a wonderful weekend.
FMN
Comment by Reem Ali on September 3, 2009 at 18:31
Hello Saghi
Your words are very wise. Yes, we should look to the bright side of the life. This will help us to be successful. I wish successful, great, and happy life for you. Thanks for these wise words.
Happy time
Comment by Saghi on September 3, 2009 at 17:29
Hello Reem Ali,

Thank you so much for your story. I really enjoy.

Sometimes I have positive attitude and I'm trying to have it for all times. I beleive that Positive attitude helps me to cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into my life, and makes it easier to avoid worry and negative thinking. If I adopt it as a way of life, it will bring constructive changes into my life, and makes them happier, brighter and more successful.

It is certainly a state of mind that is well worth developing and strengthening. A positive attitude leads to happiness and success and can change our whole life. If we look at the bright side of life, our whole life becomes filled with light. This light affects not only us and the way we look at the world, but also our whole environment and the people around us.


God bless you

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