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The Obstacle In Our Path

April 29, 2009


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.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2009 4:00 AM

    Still trying to figger out how dealing with Margaret will improve my condition. It didn’t improve my mental condition….

    • April 29, 2009 10:42 AM

      Maybe it made you think about how you DON’T want to be in life or how lucky you are to be married to your wife and NOT her!! 😉

  2. April 29, 2009 8:50 AM

    LOL I’ve moved a lot of boulders in my lifetime and have yet to find a purse. When is it my turn? 🙂

    • April 29, 2009 10:50 AM

      I didn’t know there were so many boulders in Iowa. LOL Your not confusing bales of hay with boulders are you?

  3. lviss permalink
    April 29, 2009 10:05 AM

    we did it once and found a snake ,

    • April 29, 2009 11:00 AM

      LOL….The same thing happened to me once. Scared the hell out of me! LOL

  4. April 29, 2009 10:32 AM

    Is that kind of like, “With every wrong there is a right?”

    • April 29, 2009 11:07 AM

      I see it as……

      When one door is closed in our lives, another opens for new opportunities/adventures.

  5. April 29, 2009 11:39 AM

    Boy is that ever true. Gifts in the midst of the difficulties. I liked that story.

  6. April 29, 2009 12:46 PM

    This one is great.

  7. April 29, 2009 3:54 PM

    True True.

    Every obstacles I get over give me new experience, which I value a lot.

    Thx Gary…;)

    • April 29, 2009 6:10 PM

      My pleasure sugardaddydating! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

  8. April 29, 2009 6:18 PM

    Wow, this post really was a good one and oh-so true, too. Loved it! 😉

  9. Sue permalink
    April 29, 2009 8:47 PM

    Yes, this was a good one! I also think of it as helping without being asked. No one asked the peasant to move the boulder, they just thought it’d be a good idea, help the other folks out and I think that’s how you get rewarded.

    • April 29, 2009 9:23 PM

      Yeah, I like that Sue! That’s the way I see it also. With that said, can you come over soon? I have some things around the house that need to be done. 😉

      • Sue permalink
        April 30, 2009 9:20 AM

        Yeah, but only if you help me first!

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