Shoes for the King..!

By Robert Clements. Dated: 12/12/2019 8:10:46 PM

Maybe it's the beard!
"It’s certainly not any halo you have around you!" chuckles the wife, when I tell her that very often unknown people confide in me secrets that make me wonder what makes them do so: Like my wife says she's certain it’s not any halo, so I dare say it's the beard!
Something I hear very often are complaints about what's happening at home and then I hear that dreaded line:
"I'm leaving!"
"Where?" I ask startled.
"Going back home to my parents!"
"Why?"
"I can't stand my in laws!"
A few months later I see her or sometimes him back.
"What happened?"
"Parents fought with me!"
"Oh!"
So, the other day when I heard a friend say he was changing jobs, I was curious, "Why?" I asked.
"Boss is a terrible fellow!"
"You think the boss in the new company will be a better fellow?"
"I'm sure he is!"
"You're sure the problem is the boss? This is the third job you've changed in two years!"
"What are you trying to say?"
"May I tell you a story?"
"Go ahead! I'm leaving the job, can't be bothered if I go late!"
"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 nation. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet hurt, because it was the first time he'd gone for such a long trip, and the road he went through was very rough and stony."
"So what d' you think the king did? He ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather. Definitely, this would need thousands of animal’s skin, and would cost a huge amount of money."
"But a wise servant dared to go to the king and tell him, "Your Majesty, 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, pondered awhile and agreed to the suggestion, to make a "shoe" for himself."
"There's actually a valuable lesson of life in this story: To make this world a happier place to live in, maybe we need to change ourselves- our shoes; and not the world..!"
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