Sunday, 16 December 2007

Monday morning Inspiration # 14



Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather. Definitely, this would need thousands of cows' skin, and would cost a huge amount of money.
Then one of his wise servant dared himself to tell the king, "Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money ? Why don't you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet ?"
The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a "shoe" for himself.
There is actually a valuable lesson of life in this story : to make this world a happy place to live, you better change yourself - your heart; and not the world.
For other Monday morning Inspirations click here.


10 comments:

--xh-- said...

tahzt just great thought - :) to change teh world, first start changing urself - one at a time, slowly - will make world a wonderful place to live :)

Abhishek Khanna said...

again a wonderful way to start monday morning :)

Lena said...

thank you for all your inspirational mondays :)
once we change ourselves we change the world, pity we are a little bit selfish and a lot too lazy for changing ourselves.

tulipspeaks said...

a good one. think i got to look fwd ur inspirational post every monday to motivate myself!:)


ammu.

Karthick said...

Good article.Its always good to have good heart than great brain...

Excellent posting :)

Drama Div@ said...

almost eEveryone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself... so sad and yet so true :(

Sudhakar said...

Nice article.

Vasanthan said...

a truly very simple story to explain a very obvious fact. i really liked it.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Anoop

Thanks :) You have summarised the whole story ina very nice way :)

Thanks Abishek :)

@Lena

Welcome Lena.Its my pleasure.. what you said is so true we always try changing others as we are lazy or our ego stops us ..

@Ammu

Glad you liked it.. :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Karthick

Thanks :) What you said is so true!

@Drama Diva

Exactly diva, thats a sad but bitter truth.

@Sudhakar
Thanks :)

@Vasanthan
Thanks!Im glad you liked it :)