Inspirational Short Story – The Obstacle In Our Path

In ancient times, there lived a King who was very kind and wise. He often feel sad because most of people of his country were lazy and dishonest. He was looking for a man who was worthy and cares for the others. Once he with his fellows placed a huge rock on a roadway. He then hides himself and watched to see if anyone would move the huge rock out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

One day, a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the huge rock the peasant stopped. He then laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. He was alone and rock was big enough. So he has to put a lot of effort. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the huge rock had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the rock from the roadway.

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The peasant learned what many of us never understand:

“Every Obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.”

Moral of the story: Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and whilst the lazy complain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity and willingness to get things done.

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