Maybe you need a goat …

There is much in life to be thankful for. Unfortunately, our perspective on life may stifle our gratitude.

In Budapest, a man went to his rabbi and complained, “Life is unbearable. There are nine of us living in one room. What can I do?”

The rabbi answered, “Take the goat into the room with you.”

The man was incredulous, but the rabbi insisted, “Do as I say and come back in a week.”

A week later the man returned looking more distraught than before.

“We cannot stand it,” he tells the rabbi, “The goat is filthy!”

The rabbi then tells him, “Go home and let the goat out. Then come back in a week.”

A radiant man returns to the rabbi a week later, exclaiming, “Life is beautiful! We enjoy every minute of it now that there’s no goat, only the nine of us.”

Perspective is a human thing, man’s “take” on reality. Fix your perspective and you’ll discover much to be thankful for.