Obstacles in our path

by Guest Blogger

A long time ago there lived a king who liked to go out and see what the people of his kingdom were up to.

During one of his adventures, he ordered his guards to place a big rock on the main road leading into town. He decided to hide among the trees to see whether anyone will move the big rock out of the way.

During the course of the day, some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers travelled into town, and when they reached the big rock, they went around it, all the while complaining about the king not keeping the roads clear. However, none of them even made an effort to move the big rock to the side of the road.

Later in the day, a poor farmer came along with a cart full of vegetables. When he came to the big rock, he stopped his cart, got out and attempted to push the rock to the side of the road. It was hard to move, but he finally managed to get it to the side of the road.

Turning back to the road, the poor farmer saw there was a box where the big rock had been. On top of the box a note was pasted, “This belongs to the one who moves the big rock.” The farmer opened the box, and inside was enough gold coins to last him a lifetime!

Moral: Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and while the lazy complain, others are creating opportunities for themselves through kindness, generosity and the willingness to get things done

Lesson well learnt!

Your fellow Sister girl

Chantal Deidre Fisher

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