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February 11, 2009

The 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."

Life likes to throw a curve ball every once in awhile. Sometimes its when you think it just couldn't get any worse. We all face obstacles. It's what we do when it presents itself which matters most. For, "Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom." -George Patton.

Overcoming an obstacle will always present an opportunity to improve our condition.

Many Blessings....
Hugo and Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

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  1. Obstacles are some peoples' bains .. others just seem to be able to deal with them & move on .. & some just some have a pot of gold underneath ..

    I like the story .. it's really simple and true to life - thanks for sharing ..
    Hilary - Be Positive Be Happy

  2. Hi Hugo and Roxanne, great story here. The story also teaches us to care to others.
    Thanks for sharing.


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