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My life's purpose is best described by: Be the change you want to see in the world: Gandhi. Smiling is my "botox"-FORGET THE DRUGS AND SURGERY. I spice up my life, not my diet, which is SIMPLY DELICIOUS on its own. KISS: I Keep it simple sugars-from whole, fresh, ripe, raw, organic fruits (veggies,some nuts/seeds too). The 811rv motto is: simplicity at mealtime, variety throughout the year. My motto is: I live in my own little world, but it's ok they all know me there. At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life.

4/24/2008

Perspective


Here is a wonderful story I found. I don't know who the author is but it came from a blog called sunistacollection. I really liked it and had to share it. Enjoy.



Perspective

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him 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 you learned 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."
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

4 comments:

Karen :) said...

Excellent! Love it! That's for sharing it with us :)

girofle29 said...

j'ai lu cette histoire en francais et ca m'a vraiment ouvert les yeux. on ne se rend pas toujours compte de tout ce qu'on a et au lieu d'envier les autres on devrait plutot regarder les richesses qu'on possede sans toujours les voir.

suzanne

Sarah said...

Wow that is a great story! It is so true. :)

EcoDea said...

Yes, I'm still here in Quebec and would love to meet other raw foodists. My e-mail is ecodea@gmail.com
Cheers,
Andrea