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InspirEmail No 205 - April 18, 2011 - Everything happens for the good
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Everything happens for the good

There was once a King who had a wise advisor. The advisor followed the King everywhere, and his favourite piece of advice to the King was . . . 'Everything happens for the good.'

One day the King went hunting and had a small accident when his bow slipped and he shot an arrow into his own foot. Fortunately he was not badly injured but as always he was compelled to ask his advisor what he thought about the accident, to which the advisor replied, 'Everything happens for the good.'

This time the King was really upset and ordered for his advisor to be put in prison.

The King then asked his advisor, 'Now, what do you think?'

The advisor again replied, 'Everything happens for the good.' and with that he was taken away to be imprisoned. 

About a week later the King went on another hunting trip, this time without his advisor and with his injured foot still not fully healed. As it turned out the King was captured by some cannibals and taken to their camp where he would be prepared to be the evening meal for the cannibals. Before putting him into the cooking pot he was thoroughly inspected and the cannibals saw the wound on the King's foot and decided to throw him back into the jungle. According to the cannibal's tradition, they would not eat anything that was imperfect or in any way injured.

As a result the King was spared and he then realized what his wise advisor said was true. The advisor also escaped death because had he not been in prison, he would have followed the King on the hunting trip, and would have no doubt ended up in the cooking pot.

It is true that everything in our lives happens for a purpose, and most often for our own good. If you think about it, all our past experiences actually happened to bring us to where we are today and in the main make us a better person. So, whatever challenges that we may face today, consider it happening to bring us to the next level and always remember . . . our life experiences are our best teacher.

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