Saturday, October 2, 2010


I don't know if you have heard about the Season's Positivitea campaign but I think it's great!

We surely do need some optimism in our society. To be honest, I don't think that being in Singapore = high stress. Even though many may disagree with me. But please let me finish. I believe that you are what you think you are, and if you tell yourself you're happy, that's what you'll be. It's all a matter of 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 their return from their 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 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."
So maybe, we should gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't.

We have so many things to be appreciative of. 

Like how we get free drinks given to us along the street! 

Like how we have such a beautiful city to live in with all these pretty bus-stops!

Like how smiles are free!

So, what is important to you?

1 comment:

SilentZephyr said...

It's all about perception - completely agree =)