Approaching Obstacles in Your Path


Long ago a king had a boulder put in the middle of a well traveled road, then he hid, waited and watched to see if anyone would remove the rock.

Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many blamed the king for not having the obstruction removed from the road keeping it clear for travel, however none of them did anything about moving the boulder off the road either.

One day, a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. When he came up to the boulder, he laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing, straining and sweating he finally succeeded.

After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables he noticed something. A purse was laying where the rock had been. The purse had many gold coins in it as well as a note from the king saying that the money was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

The peasant learned what many never understand, that every obstacle presents an opportunity for us to improve our condition. The opportunity often comes after a certain amount of struggle, sweat & sacrifice.

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