This story is about a king who was fond of hunting. He was always accompanied by a minister who was very close to him. This minister kept telling everyone, "Whatever happens, happens for the good". This annoyed the other ministers in the court.
During one of the hunting excursions, the king lost his toe and the minister couldn't stop himself from saying, "Whatever happens, happens for the good". Since the king was the victim this time round, he got very annoyed with the minister and threw him in jail.
During another hunting trip, the king was captured by cannibals and was about to be killed, when they noticed one toe missing. Their tradition did not let them kill a person with a missing body part. So they set him free.
At once, the king recalled his minister’s words and realised how true they were. He visited the jailed minister and apologised for what he had done. The minister pointed out that it was good that he was jailed, else he would have accompanied the king and would end up being the cannibals’ meal.
Many a time we are taken aback by the short term impact of an event and don't realise that each of these events shape our long term future. It is nature's way of controlling our lives.
~ Author Unknown
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
~ Lou Holtz