Once upon a time, a King placed a huge rock on a roadway in his kingdom.
Afterwards, he hid and waited. His goal was to see if anyone would make the effort to move the boulder out of the way since it posed a problem to easy transportation.
After a while, a number of the king’s wealthiest merchants and workers came by. They simply walked around it.
Some of them even loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear. In all of this, none of them did anything to change the status quo.
The king shook his head in disappointment.
After a while, a poor farmer came along pulling a heavy load of vegetables.
When he got to the boulder, he tried to push the stone out of the road. He toiled and for hours worked hard to remove the boulder.
It finally gave way and was removed after much pushing and straining.
As he went to pick up his vegetables to continue his journey, he saw a purse full of gold lying in the road where the boulder had been.
It also contained a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is the attitude to the problem
Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances.
Others may complain and make a fuss but the wise ones are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.