Obstacles or Opportunity?
When troubles seem to be overwhelming, it's time to remember the story of the King and the Boulder.
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself to watch for anyone attempting to remove the obstacle.
Many of the monarch's wealthiest came by only to walk around the boulder. Many subjects blamed the king for not keeping the road clear, but none acted to remove the huge stone.
Then a peasant came along with a load of vegetables. On approaching the blockage, he put his load down and after much pushing and straining finally moved the boulder off the road.
Retrieving his burden, he noticed a purse in the road where the boulder had been. It contained gold and note from the monarch indicating the treasure was for the person who cleared the road.
The peasant learned what millions failed to understand -- each obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.
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