“Don’t look for prosperity, look instead to develop the qualities that will bring prosperity to you.”
Wayne Dyer, in his book “Excuses Begone!” tells a very interesting tale, which I translate freely here:
“An old lady was going home through a path and found a gem. She took it and placed it in the bag which had her knapsack. Eventually she sat on a rock to rest. Then arose a beggar, hungry, who asked for something to eat. When she opened the bag to share with him the knapsack, the beggar saw the precious stone and asked:
– If you gave me that gem I would have to eat forever, I’d never have to go hungry again.
The old lady then took the stone and gave it to him, along with some food. A few days later someone knocked at the door of the humble old lady’s house. It was the beggar who came to return the gemstone. He said:
– Teach me the quality that you have that made you give me the precious stone when I asked for it “.