The story goes like this: Three weary, starving travelers come upon a village and ask for food. The people of the village, wary of strangers and unwilling to share what little they have, tell them they have nothing to give. So the travelers promise to share a secret recipe for making soup from stones.
They put a pot over a fire, and lay in three smooth stones and some water. Little by little they mention ingredients that would help make the soup perfect, and one-by-one the villagers “recall” something they have that could add to the pot. By story’s end, they’ve all contributed to a hearty meal, and the villagers have learned a valuable lesson of generosity. Continue reading