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 can be. 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 can be?" the father asked. "Oh Yeah" said the son. "So 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."
With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."
Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't have. What is one person's worthless object is another's prize possession. It is all based on one's perspective.
I was going through my old emails and found this to be an inspiration today. I know that times are tough and the market is slower not just for agents, but for sellers as well. The economy is tight and many things seem uncertain. While I have been blessed with business, there are times when it is still very frustrating. A good realtor friend of mine reemphasized that "Business or No Business, we are ALL still VERY BLESSED." To whom much is given, much is required. There are many people, not just around the world, but even in the United States and in your city, that may not have as much as you to be thankful for. I have a wonderful heavenly Father, an amazing husband, great family and friends, my health, a job and much more. What are you thankful for today?