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All in the eye of the beholder

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Feb 10, 2005
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ennis, montana
Appreciate what you have
One day . . . a wealthy family man took his son on a trip to the country, so he could have his son see how poor country people live.

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 dad."

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 dad 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.
do I have to post the "Why I am a rancher' poem again for you two?
Hey Ranchwife i got the people thing figured out that we were talking about and had the wrong town as these freinds of the son live near Winnet and not ennis but jsut talked to the son and he was in Ennis a week ago today with another freind with the school from Billings so was able to clear this up with him today.
I told him there was a person in Ennis by that Kenig name and he was surprised .
Anyway got it cleared up and hope you are having a good day. Time for me to go out and help with the yearlings as are giving them their vibro shot this afternoon. Nice 65 degree day with not much wind and the green grass is starting to show through after our inch of rain.
Will hope for it to keep coming.
Ok everyone have a good one.
Bev M :D

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