Recently someone told me “Living in the countryside must be beautiful and interesting but tough”. Yes, it is not always as idyllic as it looks. It can be rough and tough sometimes. But at the end of the day… Your attitude when facing challenges and the way you look at things will determine your feelings, your strengths, your state and therefore your happiness. I consider very important to value those little things, observe, feel and do what you like. Is life in the city always perfect? I am sure not! It might be easier but not perfect and probably not as beautiful.
Today I am going to share a very inspiring 20 sec reading story by Paulo Cohello that made me realise how lucky and rich we are living this way. I hope you will enjoy it! ❤️
🌿 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 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 the 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 yes”, 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 the garden and they have a creek that has no end.
“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 imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.”
“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.”
📷 Photography by Mercè Rial