While humans have the ability to mold and shape many of the situations they come across, there are some things in life which do not change very much.
These are the rocks in the stream of life big rocks, small rocks, rocks which are nice and smooth, and rocks which are ugly.
Some of these immutable facts of life exist for our own happiness and well-being, and certainly all have their purpose. Some, however, seem to stand in the way of good fortune and happiness, as a locked gate across a path through a garden.
Yet if these facts must remain for always and ever, there may be some solace. Some of these facts provide foundation and stability in our life, and those that don't can still be worked around, as water may wash over or around a rock on either side.
In some situations, the rock in the stream can cause discomfort, pain, and unhappiness. Yet while the obstacle cannot be moved, it can be passed by. And as each traveler successfully pa