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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'53' Thoughts on a Story

  1. True.. the beauty within the heart is most sought and loved, not the outward beauty with selfish intentions….

  2. Bandam Balnarayana

    April 11, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Very good story. In the world of creation, Some are normal and few disabled. Thy feels happy while we see them As of normal instead of abnormal. Adjusting to accommodate is appreciable. Instead pointing for defects and remarking.
    With thanks

  3. Bukenya Gordonlee

    April 15, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Thank you, Really Inspirational.

  4. Anytime we can focus on the positive qualities of an individual and minimize the negatives, good will come from it. Each person is a unique creation and thus endued with intrinsic worth and value. Our job is to see them through that lens and not find fault but virtue!

  5. It was really good story. I liked it ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

  6. Awesome story

  7. WOW nice story with a good moral..thank u so much

  8. really great story …..

  9. Good moral stories with good information..

  10. Marvelous

  11. Abhinav Rock bhatt

    September 25, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Terry nice story But Please make a Short

  12. I really like this story, and realized that how to make a positive thinking person to myself.

  13. wow thus a great story keep it up.

  14. Amazing story and really enjoyed it and i will follow it.
    Thank you very much… sir

  15. amazing story
    good moral

  16. Good and inspiring

  17. it is a nice story…thanks

  18. I like this story

  19. It’s a great story as well as motivational also

  20. Nice story I DID ENJOY

  21. Good moral and story

  22. Really inspirational….did enjoy at heart

  23. Maja aa gaya speech mil gai

  24. It’s okurrr! Amazing

  25. Aman Khobragade

    May 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm


  26. Amazing and superb story

  27. I like the way of the story

  28. It is amazing i liked it

  29. Nice Stories ever

  30. 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 :)

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. The king painting is helpful to as. It is very motivated story it’s very good story. I Love this story ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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

  35. That is one of the best stories I’ve ever known in my life. Many of us have this mental issues about positivity. The problem is nobody wants to work out the solution and that’s what makes us solution less people. Thanks to whoever made up this story ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š

  36. Sampoorna Laxni

    July 8, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    This is a very good motivational story for kids as well as elders. The positive approach of the painter is immense.

  37. ChitraParthiban

    July 21, 2020 at 6:08 am

    The king’s painting and The King and Macaw parrot is really superb

  38. The king’s painting is a really good story. I really liked this story because it is just a different type of story from other stories. You can say this is a unique one.๐Ÿ‘

  39. Its one of the beautiful stories I ever heard which is different from other stories.

  40. This story is amazeballs

  41. This is a very unique story. We should always think positive of others, no matter what

  42. Good story unread untill now this one better than other story is curious to turn to see painting made off.

  43. This was from my school

  44. Motivational story

  45. Francis Wong Wei Hou

    December 4, 2020 at 7:41 am

    That’s true,we have to thinking positive to every situation and focus on the good things,not just seeing the bad things, in fact human are usually likes focus on the bad side of other people and ignored the good side, but focusing on the good things are the only way to create a better world,to improve human quality of life. By the way, this is a good story to improve ourselves, I like it.

  46. This story is very important chapter of my life

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