This family adopted this wealthy man without knowing his status in life.
One wealthy man named Regnante was born with a silver spoon and don’t need to work to have decent clothing and food for his stomach. Unlike most of us, his life is well-provided and he never experienced poverty. Regnante is wise and a good-hearted child.
One day, his father decided to spend a vacation with him in the city for him to see how difficult life is for others. His father is from a poor family back then and he knew how hard life is. But because of hard work and perseverance, he is now living a good and comfortable life.
They ask one good family where they could visit within a week, and would not consider them special people.
“Kung ano ang pagkain ninyo iyon din ang sa amin, at kung may mga gawain dito sa bahay, huwag kayong mahiyang magsabi sa amin dahil kami ang humihingi ng pabor.”
His father offered something but the family refused to accept it. After a week, his father wanted to know if he learned a valuable lesson in living with a poor family. The father asked:
“May mga natutunan ka ba sa pananatili natin sa bahay nina Aling Gigi? ”
“It’s great father.”
The father then asked Regnante again saying:
“Nakita mo na kung gaano sila kahirap?”
At that moment, the young man just looked at his father and seems evaluating. He the answered:
” Well, isa lang ang aso natin at apat ang sa kanila. Sa garden natin meron tayong swimming pool, sila naman ay may sariling ilog na walang katapusan ang umaagos na tiubig. May mga mamahalin tayong ilaw, sila naman may mga bituin sa gabi. Mayroon tayong patio, sila mayroong walang hanggang mamamasdan ang kagandahan ng kapaligiran.Nakakabili tayo ng pagkain at sila ay nagtatanim at gumagawa ng sariling pagkain. Meron tayong mataas na bakod para protektahan tayo, sila naman ay may mabubuti at mapagmalasakit na kapitbahay at mga kaibigan upang protektahan sila.”
His father was surprised by his child’s answer.
“Maraming salamat Daddy, dahil ipinamalas mo sa akin kung gaano tayo kahirap,” he added.
Success is not measured by wealth nor material things. Money might be necessary to survive a day but it is also the root of all evil. Let’s just remind ourselves that money is not the most important thing in life, but rather love, our relationship towards people, and respect.