📕 Inspirational 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 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.


Happinass Editor Comment: many times we have this scene where we encounter small things in our way, might be abstract obstacle or concrete such as, a rock, a material, a stone blocking the way, and we will mostly say :"someone else will surely move it away", or..."that is the responsibility of this side or the other "and we won't do a thing about it.


That thing might stay forever there, presenting the same obstacle which was one time for us, to many others. why don't we simply remove whatever is on our way, so we also ease and simplify others way :)





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