A Child’s 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 the return from their trip, the father asked the 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 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 a 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, and they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son said, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? It 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!
Over the weekend, I promised my nephew that I’d give him a fidget spinner that I had, that someone gave me, but that I didn’t want any longer. He was delighted, and very enthusiastic about it.
On sunday when I went home to my own house from my parents, I meant to get it and give it to him. He didn’t come with us as he was out with his cousins then. I totally forgot to get it and give it to my mom to give to him. Naturally he was very upset about this. He wanted my sister to go back to my house to get it.
So I promised him that today I’d give it to him. And when he arrived with my mom I had it ready for him. He was thrilled and gave me a huge hug. A simple little fidget spinner, makes him so happy. How cute is that.
With all the tech gadgets, tablet, phone, etc, who’d have thought a fidget spinner would make his day? Its just so simple. I am very happy that I could make him happy. I will treasure his hug. It is going on my things to be thankful for list for today.
so a little update on my sister. She’s doing ok, but is still very upset which is normal considering what she’s gone through.
She didn’t want to get up this morning, she cried a lot, mom had to comfort her. And eventually she did get up and faced the day.
She’s staying with our mom tonight again. Her front door hasn’t been fixed yet. Her partner is organising it. But its not safe for her to go back home yet with the kids.
The police have been to their house and her partner gave them a statement. They said they didn’t think they could do much though which is sad. These thugs need to be caught. They think they can just enter someones home and do whatever they like.
I’m glad my sister has our parents house to stay in while she is going through all of this. She’s still in shock from it all. And grieving also. Her home has been invaded, her safe place where she has all of her belongings. If that happened to me I’m not sure I’d ever want to go back. So I think its so brave of her to actually go back there.
She said she thinks she’ll go back home tomorrow all going well and if the door has been secured. The kids haven’t said much about what happened. Im sure her 10 year old is thinking about it a lot. They’ve gone out this afternoon with their cousin to do the zip wire at a local park.
Thanks for all of your support and kind comments. They mean a lot to me.
My sisters house was broken into today. She went out shopping and had set her house alarm and when she got home the door was kicked in and the alarm was going off. They ramsacked the house and took all the money out of her savings jar. 200 euro was taken. She isnt sure if anything else was taken or not but it doesnt look like it was. She is here now at mom and dads with the kids. She had her partner ring the police and they came to the house. She’s staying here tonight. Am not sure if she’s going to go back to live there. I know if I knew my house was trashed and broken into by unknown people I wouldnt want to go back there. She’s devastated. She’s so upset as you would be. My heart goes out to her and the kids. Her oldest lauren whose 10 knows what happened but davin whose 5 doesnt know. Its an awful situation to be in. So triggering to her and the kids. I’m just glad she had a place to go, a safe place to stay tonight.
Just made some nice yummy food to eat. At almost 5 AM. made waffles, potato waffles.
they were so good! I enjoyed them with tomato ketchup on them.
the kids were thrilled! they love potato waffles.
Darina was in heaven! She had begged me to make them for her. I was only going to eat some fruit!
But how can I say no to a cute six year old!
I cant, so…I made them and we had them and now we’re full!
Now if only sleep was gonna come, but, no such luck.
Might as well shower and get dressed now for our day!
hide in plain sight
this is allie. im 9. im a kid in our system. im writing for todays prompt.
im writing to say that a lot of times our toys and craft supplies are hiding in plain sight. we just cant find them! they hide out on us!
its sad when that happens! if we looked harder we’d probably find them! but we whine instead ha ha ha!
why do things have to be hidden in plain sight? its so unfair! all we wanna do is play! play play play!
the next time it happens we are going to protest! 😀
we had yummy stew for diner
it was so nice
i ate a huge bowl of it
it tastd sooo good
now i not going to be hungry for the whole night
cuz i ate sooo much
i like it tho
realy good food