Courtesy of Jim Rohn
There is a theme that appears in various folktales from different cultures.  The idea that ‘it could always be worse’ or ‘what appears as a blessing could be a curse and what appears as a curse could be a blessing’. 
Basically, the idea that it’s all relative and it’s all in how you look at it.

A good thought to carry with me throughout my day.

A Chinese tale takes this view – what seems like a curse can just as easily turn out to be a blessing and what seems like a blessing can just as easily turn out to be a curse.

There was once a farmer who lived, with his family, in an area in the mountains near the border.  A son was born to him and his wife.  The boy grew into a fine young man who loved to ride and everyone said to them, ‘what a blessing! A son who is a strong and talented horseman!’ 
 
The farmer merely said, ‘sometimes what seems to be a blessing is really a curse, sometimes what seems to be a curse is really a blessing.’ The family was given a fine stallion, which caused the neighbors to again say, ‘what a blessing!’  
 
The farmer merely said, ‘sometimes what seems to be a blessing is really a curse, sometimes what seems to be a curse is really a blessing.’ The stallion threw the young man and his leg was broken.  The surgeon said it would never heal properly.  The boy would never walk normally.  
 
At this the neighbors said ‘what a curse that your son will never be able to walk well again’.  
 
The farmer merely said, ‘sometimes what seems to be a blessing is really a curse, sometimes what seems to be a curse is really a blessing.’  
 
It was at this time that war was declared with the neighboring country and the emperor commanded every able-bodied man to be conscripted into the army to be sent into battle immediately. . . . . .
 
Courtesy of the wind.
 
We just never know.
 
 
 
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