"The miser is as much in want of what he has as of what he has not."
~P. Syrus

A Miser and His Gold

A miser hid his gold 
at the foot of a tree 
in his garden.
Every week he would dig it up 
and look at it for hours.

One day, a thief dug up the gold 
and made off with it.
When the miser next came 
to gaze upon his treasure,
all he found was an empty hole.

The man began to howl with grief,
so his neighbors came running 
to find out what the trouble was.
When they found out, 
one of them asked, 
"Did you use any of the gold?"

"No," said the miser. 
"I only looked at it every week."

"Well then," said the neighbor,
 "for all the good the gold did you,
 you might as well come every week
and gaze upon the hole."
~ Anthony de Mello

It is sad that misers have 
and don't have abundance
at the same time.
However,miserliness is not restricted
 to gold/money alone.
How generous are we with sharing
abundance....in terms of gifts/talents/
All good things need to be shared :)
It is in giving that we receive.....