Sunday, January 9, 2011

Inspiring Story: The Obstacle in Our Path.

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway.
Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove
the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants
and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear,
but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On 

approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and 
tried to move the stone to the side of the road. 
After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables,
he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.
The purse contained many gold coins and a note 
from the king indicating that the gold was for the person 
who removed the boulder from the roadway. 

Lesson from Inspiring Story:
The peasant learned what many others never understand.
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.

Author Unknown.