Happy Thanksgiving — Country Style

I was going to write a nostalgic piece about Thanksgivings as a child — but then I realized that I’d done exactly that last year. (It’s still there — click HERE to read it.)

Instead, I think I’ll just say HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone and also post this little story that a friend sent. It pretty much fits the occasion and will be especially meaningful to country folks — and those with country roots.

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.’country

‘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 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! Life is too short and friends are too few.

John Denver – “Thank God I’m A Country Boy”

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2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving — Country Style

  1. Wow , it’s Thanksgiving Day! I’m enjoying my extra day off, and I am planning to doing something fun that’ll probably involve a car trip and seeing something new in Brattleboro I haven’t seen yet.
    You write new post at Thanksgiving?

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