Perspective...short story thoughts
City mouse--Country mouse???
I read a short story and it reminded me of how special our friends and families are. And how we should always appreciate them and what we do have. I spent the week-end in Seattle for my son-in-laws 40th BD party..and it was while waiting in the ferry line that I read this story and thought about all the friends and family that came to honor his BD.
This wealthy father wanted to show his son just how fortunate they were by taking him to the country, and they stayed on a farm for a couple of days of what was supposed to be a poor family.
And after they returned home the father asked the boy if he had a good time, and had he learned anything from the trip?
The boys answer was as follows :
I saw that we have one dog and they had four, and we have a swimpool that is in the middle of our yard, and they have a creek that has no end.
We also have imported lanterns in our garden and they have bright stars at night time.
Also our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of property to live on , and they have fields that never end.
Servants that serve us , but they serve each others.
We go buy our food and they grow all their own.
We have walls around our property to protect us and they have friends to protect them.
Needless to say the father was speechless ! ! And the boy adds "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."