Obstacles in Our Path

Just had to share this with all!  --

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 stone out of the way.

 

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables.  Upon 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.  After 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.  The peasant learned what many of us never understand – “Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.”    -    Unknown

This is such a great point to ponder in our daily life and a reflection of our condition!  It relates to our personal/spiritual life, family life, work life, and business life!  Just think of all the opportunities that may pass us by every day - we must grasp each moment and live it to the fullest in the best attitude possible!  I would like my kids to learn this now, so will be finding ways to incorporate this lesson in their daily routines!

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