Are you part of the problem or part of the solution in your community, work place, or home? This parable of the peasant and choses to do something about the problem is not only a great lesson but also is how we must be in life. Instead of complaining about the lack of results in life...be the 'rain maker'. Instead of being frustrated at what others are doing...be a 'doer'. Instead of railing about the selfish attitudes...be selfless. Don't be disappointed by the leadership of our country...be a leader in the community.
This week I was looking for someone to fix several challenges and obstacles that I am facing and realized I was that someone.
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.