I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. It’s a great time of year to connect with your family, friends and loved ones.
And before I go, I want to leave you with a short little parable called:
The Story Of The Stone And The Gold
A long, long time ago, a king had a boulder placed right in
the middle of a road. Then he hid himself in a secret
outpost and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge
When some of the king’s wealthiest merchants came by the
boulder, they simply walked around it. Many bashed the king
for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them ever
tried getting the stone out of the way.
Later that day, a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables
in a sack across his back. When he came upon the boulder,
the peasant laid down his vegetable sack and began trying
to move the stone.
After hours of pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
He managed to push the boulder over to the side of the
road, so people could easily walk through, once again.
The peasant then picked up his load of vegetables to
continue on his journey. Before he left, he glanced
over at the hole in the ground where the boulder once was.
Oddly enough, he noticed a silk bag lying in the road,
where the boulder had been before he removed it.
He picked up the silk bag to examine it and inside he found the
silk bag was FILLED with loads of gold coins as well as a
thank-you note from the king. The letter explained how the
sack of gold was for the person who removed the boulder
from the roadway.
That day, the peasant learned what many of us never
understand. And that is… every obstacle we come upon
presents us with an opportunity to improve our condition.
And it’s only in the struggle and in the subsequent
improvement of ourselves, that progress is made.
Unfortunately, there’s just no other way.
Have a Happy Memorial Day! :-)