We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
It is especially relevant in the current competitive scenario. Teach your child to appreciate themselves and appreciate other’s capabilities with English stories for kids and children.
Once upon a time, there was a crow. He had an enormous problem, he was fed up with his life. The trouble was that he didn’t love the ebony colour of his own body. One day he sat on the branch of the tree and he was crying in the evening. An extremely naive priest passed through the tree at the same point.
The drop of the crow’s tears came on the cheek of the priest. The priest started looking up at the tree. The priest asked the crow why are you weeping. And the crow answered, “Why am I not supposed to cry? What a hideous colour I have. I have to live my whole life with this colour of black.” The priest said, “Oh, you’re not pleased with your black colour. Crow said, “Who in this world is going to be happy with such colour?” Where should I go, folks, thrash me like anything, whenever I go in their house or whenever I’m sitting on someone’s patio. Have you ever seen somebody keeping me as a pet and giving me different dishes? With my life, I’m not at all happy.
The priest told the crow, all right, tell me what you want to do, I’ll help you. And the crow replied, “I want to be a Swan. Wow! Extremely gorgeous! What a beautiful colour; white. I’d become a swan if I had a chance to be different. White: wonderful colour, peace symbol.
The priest said all right, I’m going to make you a Swan but do just one thing first. What do you want me to do? The priest suggested, go and meet the Swan once. Crow raced and met a swan quickly. How are you, my brother? What a nice life you live. God has given you a wonderful colour. Nobody knows where you’re on the water.
How pleased could you be? Swan answered; who said this to you? Not at all, I’m not glad. You believe that white is a lovely colour. People take photos of the water, whether they take photos of me or of water is a puzzle to me. Is that colour anyway? Swan remarked that I am not happy either, just like you.
The swan and crow then addressed the priest and expressed their discontent with their lives. “What do you want to be?” the priest then asks both of them. We want to be a parrot, “Please help us,” they said. What a beautiful colour! Everyone wishes to have a parrot as a pet. Children sang mithu mithu to the parrots. “OK, I’ll change you into a parrot, but first go meet a parrot,” the priest answered.
Both the crow and the swan raced to meet a parrot. They walked to the forest and began hunting for a parrot on the tree. They circled the same tree at least four times before coming to the parrot. Oh, parrot! How content you are with your life. What a wonderful colour, green with a crimson beak. People want to keep you in their houses.
You are fed a variety of foods such as fruits and dried fruits. “I’m delighted you’re happy,” the parrot said. They both inquired as to whether you were also dissatisfied and what the source of your dissatisfaction was in your life. My issue is that you both circled the same tree four times and you were not able to see a green parrot sitting on a green tree. Can you guess what colour it is now? People can’t tell the difference between me and the tree. I’m not pleased with it all.
Now the crow, swan and parrot came back to the priest and asked, please give us another opportunity to turn us into this magnificent bird. When the priest inquired which bird it was, the Peacock, the national bird, was stated.
I’m going to make all three of you pavilions, I will agree, but after you meet that bird. Three of them ran, got up and exclaimed a peacock, ooh! What a beautiful bird, a beautiful colour and what a beautiful life God has given you.
People are waiting for your wings to open to take photos and watch your lovely dance. Wow, you’re the national bird! You enjoy it and you dance when it rains. Perhaps in your life, you’re really happy. “Who said I was glad? With my life I’m not happy, “Peacock answered. What’s the issue with you, asked all three? Keep quiet, Peacock suggested, and try to hear the sound. Can you listen? They were saying yes, but how? According to the sound, there was a hunter.
Yesterday they came and shot my mother, taking every single wing, which they are now going to sell, off her corpse. The people in their homes will maintain those wings. How can you say, this is a nice life? What makes people desire to pawn?
We are not happy. We don’t even know what our future life’s going to offer us, so how can we be glad?
The crow responded then if you’re not glad, who is then? “You are the happiest person on the earth,” the Peacock said. “How?” the Crow asked. The peacock replied, “Do people keep you in the zoo?” Crow said no. Is your life at risk, asked Peacock? No, the Crow replied. So, said Peacock, what happiness are you looking for in life?
The morality of the narrative is that “we should be happy with what God has given to us in our lives. Whatever you are, regardless of any circumstances, simply remain joyful.”