December 21st 2010 8:47 am
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There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist that would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them.
Once picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror of peace. Towering mountains were all around it. Above it was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect mirror of peace.
The other picture had mountains too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry stormy sky. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.
But when the King looked, he saw, behind the waterfall, a tiny bush growning in a crack of the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest...perfect peace.
The King chose the second picture - "Because" the King explained "Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of unrest and disturbances and still be calm in your heart. That is the meaning of real Peace".
Dear Friends, May there be peace in your heart this holiday season.
With grateful love and friendship, Angel Willie and Mom Joni
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Yuletide Blessings Joni.
Peace is indeed in the heart.
Beautiful and so true !
I wish you the best for this Holiday Season,peace and only sweet and happy memories of your beloved Willie
love from all of us
Peek a Boo and family
Dear Joni...wishing you peace in the storm of your emotions this season with the knowledge that your beloved Willie lives on free of pain in your heart.
Much love and comfort,
Sully, Socks & Mom
Very cool story! Sometimes it is important to find your peace wherever you can in this chaotic world.
That was a great story to make us really think where to look at for peace! Hope you have many wonderful memories of your beloved Willie this Christmas! It is celebrating in heaven!
Woof Woof, Buddy
Such a lovely story, and so true. With much, much love to Mommy and to you darling Willie. Hope you enjoyed the Meatball Buffet at Christmas!!
Your Bee xox
We Love you so much Willie & Mama Joni! Wishing you Merry Christmas and A Big warm Welcome certain someone! I needed to see read this beautiful story again,thank you friends! Muaahh, Hugs & Pokes, Darla & Mommy J xoxo