My baby Sis sent me this in an email and I wanted to share it with you. You might have seen it before, but it never hurts to be reminded of this little lesson.
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
Seems like a good thing to remember all through our journey through life, don't you think?
Better have our coffee inside this morning. Raining a little and it's cold, so the patio isn't a good place to be right now!