….he found nothing….I only came to look at it.
I've shared a few stories on here before (i.e. reposts, not my own work) and I really enjoy it. It gives me a break from writing and I get to search for an article, story or video to share with you, my readers. I look for something that peaks my interest, touches my heart and makes me think. Most of the time it has a moral and lesson to it, but sometimes it is simple, fun, light-hearted, and just some comedic relief for you and me as we prepare for the weekend.
So, sit back and enjoy today's read. It's short and sweet, but full of meaning!
Once upon a time there was a Miser who used to hide his gold at the foot of a tree in his garden; but every week he used to go and dig it up and gloat over his gains.
A robber, who had noticed this, went and dug up the gold and decamped with it. When the Miser next came to gloat over his treasures, he found nothing but the empty hole. He tore his hair, and raised such an outcry that all the neighbours came around him, and he told them how he used to come and visit his gold.
"Did you ever take any of it out?" asked one of them.
"Nay," said he, "I only came to look at it."
"Then come again and look at the hole," said a neighbour; "it will do you just as much good."
Wealth unused might as well not exist.
Friends, if we haven't learned this yet considering our recent economy, world news and stories of tragedy and heartache that happen in the blink of an eye, we will never get this lesson: wealth is fleeting. It's here today and gone tomorrow. Let's not be like the old miser who stores up wealth in order to satisfy his ego. Let's use our wealth, our talents, our gifts and our time to help others.
We are blessed to be a blessing. Now go LIVE!
"Aesop's fables consist of simple tales with moral endings transcending time and place so to be as relevant today as they were millennia ago. Universally popular, they still inspire many contemporary stories, plays, and movies."