Recursos Educativos en Inglés - Stories in English
Cuentos en inglés sobre la paz - Peace Stories
Seeking Peace - Stories for children peace day
Once upon a time there was a king who offered a great prize to the artist who could capture perfect peace in a painting. Many artists tried. The king looked at and admired all the paintings, but there were only two that he really liked and he had to choose between them.
The first was a very peaceful lake. This lake was a perfect mirror with placid mountains surrounding it. Above them was a very blue sky with faint white clouds. Everyone who looked at this painting thought it reflected perfect peace.
The second painting also had mountains. But these were rugged and bare. Above them was a raging sky from which fell an impetuous downpour of thunder and lightning. Down the mountain there seemed to rumble a foaming torrent of water. All this did not appear at all peaceful.
But when the King looked carefully, he saw behind the waterfall a delicate bush growing in a crevice of the rock. In this bush was a nest. There, amidst the roar of the violent waterfall, sat placidly a little bird in its nest....
Which do you think was the winning painting?
The King chose the second one.
Do you know why?
"Because," explained the King, "Peace does not mean being in a place without noise, trouble, hard work or pain. Peace means that in spite of being in the midst of all these things we remain calm in our hearts. This is the true meaning of peace".
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