Monday, 9 March 2009

Monday Morning Inspiration # 65

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 big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On 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. As 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 others never understand.Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.

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14 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Have already read this story somewhere....Nice message : Have to overcome some obstacles that come our way to reach our desired heights! So was the last weekend spent as per ur wish? :)

Arv said...

Hi da... thats a neat story packed with a good message... I have not read this before... kewl one...

Thanks for sharing...

take care and have a lovely day da... cheers...

Vasanthan said...

For a single person to move that rock. he not only deserves the money but also a award as the strongest man!

Vinod Sundaram said...

we need to overcome the obstacles, rather than overlooking at them :D

Sriram JP said...

You can change your blog title from random thoughts to inspirational thoughts :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sharmilee

Yup, It is these obstacles that makes one stronger.

Yea, I had a relaxed saturday last weekend :) Thanks for asking.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Arv

Thank you so much! Glad you liked it :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vasanthan

Lol.. Ya :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vinod

Well said, that was a short thought provoking comment :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sriram

I know, the last few weeks I ve only been giving my MMI s here.. Been kinda busy with tests and relatives home..

But, the idea is a good one :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Shalini,

It is true that most of the obstacles is only a test to see if we have the perseverance to overcome it .

With perseverance and Prayers , we can manage to get though many difficulties and attain our aspirations.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Anonymous

Mom I know this comment is from you, glad to see it here and see I found out it was you :)

I know with perseverance and prayers anything is possible , its jus' that I have to keep reminding myself on it :)

Bala said...

Hey Shalini..

This is the first time I come into your blod space. U r really doing a great job. Especially 'Monday Morning Inspirations'... Keep blogging...