Thursday, June 25, 2009


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.


Tiger said...

Likewise, it's not the events in your life that shapes you, it's how you react to what happens that makes the person.

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Tiger,

I always value your comments, Tiger. Your input adds balance and opens up another perspective to my posts. For that, I wish to thank you.

Take care and have a nice day!

Walt said...

When I become King of Malaysia, I will appoint you my prime minister. God save the people!

masterwordsmith said...

My dear Walt,

LOL!!! Thanks my dear friend. Each of us have our own set of challenges in our respective countries..

Take care and continue to let your let shine, my dear Walt!