MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail #1030
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life
Obstacles 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.
What gold is behind your rocks?
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