A King’s Painting

Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom. The king there only had one leg and one eye, but he was very intelligent and kind. Everyone in his kingdom lived a happy and a healthy life because of their king. One day the king was walking through the palace hallway and saw the portraits of his ancestors. He thought that one day his children will walk in the same hallway and remember all the ancestors through these portraits.

But, the king did not have his portrait painted. Due to his physical disabilities, he wasn’t sure how his painting would turn out. So he invited many famous painters from his and other kingdoms to the court. The king then announced that he wants a beautiful portrait made of himself to be placed in the palace. Any painter who can carry out this should come forward. He will be rewarded based on how the painting turns up.

All of the painters began to think that the king only has one leg and one eye. How can his picture be made very beautiful? It is not possible and if the picture does not turn out to look beautiful then the king will get angry and punish them. So one by one, all started to make excuses and politely declined to make a painting of the king.

But suddenly one painter raised his hand and said that I will make a very beautiful portrait of you which you will surely like. The king became happy hearing that and other painters got curious. The king gave him the permission and the painter started drawing the portrait. He then filled the drawing with paints. Finally, after taking a long time, he said that the portrait was ready!

All of the courtiers, other painters were curious and nervous thinking, How can the painter make the king’s portrait beautiful because the king is physically disabled? What if the king didn’t like the painting and gets angry? But when the painter presented the portrait, everyone in the court, including the king, left stunned.

The painter made a portrait in which the king was sitting on the horse, on the one-leg side, holding his bow and aiming the arrow with his one eye closed. The king was very pleased to see that the painter has made a beautiful portrait by cleverly hiding the king’s disabilities. The King gave him a great reward.

Moral: We should always think positive of others and ignore their deficiencies. We should learn to focus on the good things instead of trying to hide weaknesses. If we think and approach positively even in a negative situation, then we will be able to solve our problems more efficiently.

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'38' Thoughts on a Story

  1. I like the way of the story

  2. It is amazing i liked it

  3. Nice Stories ever

  4. The story is nice. We should not be negative for us to not get breakdown. Sometimes we should have to let go negative thought for us to keep going and keep ourself from negative things :)

  5. A king’s painting is amazed and this is really helpful for people to get self-confidence on them.
    Story is written in beautiful I hope this will help people to focus on their strengths

  6. Sulaiman Akanbi Alarape

    January 22, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    1. is good to be courage and confidence in ones ability. that is: other painters all know that is not ok to show the defect of their Noble King’s out, but they all lack the confidence to show up, their profession.
    2. too much panic relegate one in elevations.
    3. live is a risk, u can’t avoid the risk, but play well.
    4.we should try to protect the deficiency of our partners we should make him laugh not to make him cry by what he/she lack from Allah.

  7. The king painting is helpful to as. It is very motivated story it’s very good story. I Love this story 😊😊

  8. It’s really an amazing story. This teaches us to be in positive way and also with others.

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