Life Lesson – Appreciate what you have

Here is the story of a wealthy family man who took his son on a trip to the country of Brazil, so he could have his son see how poor country people in Brazil live. This country has one of the worst gaps in terms of Rich and the poor.


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They stayed one day and one night in the home of a very humble farmer. At the end of the trip, and when they were back home, the father asked his son, “What did you think of the trip?”

The son replied, “Very nice Pop.”

Then the father asked his son, “Did you notice how poor they were?”

The son replied, “Yes.”

The father continued asking, “What did you learn?”

The son responded, “I learned that we have one dog in our house, and they have four.  Also, we have a fountain in our garden, but they have a stream that has no end.  And we have imported lamps in our garden . . . where they have the stars!  And our garden goes to the edge of our property. But they have the entire horizon as their back yard!”

At the end of the son’s reply the father was speechless.

His son then said, “Thank you Pop for showing me how poor we really are.”

Isn’t it true that all depends on the lens you use to see life?

One can ask himself what would happen if we give thanks for what we have instead of always asking for more.

Learn to appreciate what you have. Wealth is all in one’s point of view.


Check out this video and reflect:

Understand money will not buy you happiness. The process of working hard, fulfilling your goals and learning to enjoy every breathing moment is the key. -SjC

2 Responses to “Life Lesson – Appreciate what you have”

  1. Vega April 27, 2013 at 12:07 am Permalink

    Ya Can’t Make Bank, Without Understanding What Bank Really Is 🙂

  2. Nathan Clough May 18, 2013 at 11:36 am Permalink

    Even with my current situation of being unemployed, little money coming in I am still fortunate to have a roof over my head, food to eat, a chance at an education, and a chance to improve my life with a great career. I have a lot things to be thankful for and a lot to look back on and know where I started out from. Enjoy the times when life is great and bountiful. Learn to live and love the times when things are lean.

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