-The Chosen Path-

"of many roads that lay upon you,choose! For the choice is in your hands.....

Perception - How u shape ur view of life??

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."

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!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

"Life is too short and friends are too few."

Al-Baqarah:186.- Dan apabila hamba-hambaKu bertanya kepadamu mengenai Aku maka (beritahu kepada mereka): Sesungguhnya Aku (Allah) sentiasa hampir (kepada mereka); Aku perkenankan permohonan orang Yang berdoa apabila ia berdoa kepadaKu. maka hendaklah mereka menyahut seruanku (dengan mematuhi perintahKu), dan hendaklah mereka beriman kepadaKu supaya mereka menjadi baik serta betul.

Hadis Sahih Bukhari Jilid 4. Hadis Nombor 1997.
Dari Abu Hurairah r.a katanya: Nabi saw. bersabda:

"Allah berfirman: "Aku menurut dugaan hambaKu terhadap Aku dan Aku bersama dengan dia, apabila dia mengingati (menyebut) Aku.

Apabila dia menyebut Aku dalam hatinya, nescaya Aku menyebutnya pula sendiriKu. Dan kalau dia menyebut Ku di hadapan orang banyak, nescaya Aku menyebutnya pula di hadapan orang banyak yang lebih baik Kalau dia mendekatkan diri kepada Ku sejengkal, nescaya Aku mendekat kepadanya sehasta. Dan kalau dia mendekatkan diri kepada Ku sehasta, nescaya Aku mendekat kepadanya sedepa. Dan kalau dia datang kepada Ku berjalan biasa, nescaya Aku datang kepadanya berlari."