MIRROR, MIRROR...


The House of 1000 Mirrors


Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the house, he thought to himself, "This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often."

In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again."

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?

Japanese Folktale

4 comments:

raquel roysdon said...

Good post. I look for the love in their eyes. I hope they see the love in mine. All you need is LOVE.

August 13, 2008 at 6:38 AM
mspennylane said...

A good story to remember!

August 14, 2008 at 8:03 AM
Christine said...

Raquel (GF)
"All you need is love. All you need is love.
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.
All you need is love (All together, now!) All
you need is love. (Everybody!)
All you need is love, love. Love is all you
need (love is all you need).

Yee-hai!
Oh yeah!"

When we choose self-love, we claim our greatness. When we love ourselves fully and freely, something magical happens. We teach others, without using words, how to love themselves.

Cheers!

August 14, 2008 at 9:34 PM
Christine said...

Hello mspennylane :) Thank you! I love it too! A must share :)

Cheers!
Christine :)

August 14, 2008 at 9:38 PM
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