There is something different about that stable boy. All he seems to want to do is sleep. The stable master beats him for his indolence but then he goes to sleep again!
I’ll rouse him. Better still, I’ll raise him up. I’ll give him a better life now that I’m in charge.
I’ll appoint him governor of one of our provinces. Let us see if he continues to sleep on the job!
Princess Martha Who Changes the Life of a Stable Boy in Prince Ivan and Princess Martha, Russian Fairy Tales Collected by Aleksandr Afanas’ev. Image by Boris Zvorykin.
When in your life were you given a challenge that ‘woke you up’? How did you respond and what did you learn from that experience? How did it change you?