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WORLD IS MIRROR

Posted: June 23, 2012 in STORY
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Long ago in a small, far away village, there was 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?

 

Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside, where an eagle’s

nest rested. The eagle’s nest contained four large eagle eggs. One

day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to

roll down the mountain, to a chicken farm, located in the valley

bellow. The chickens knew that they must protect and care for the

eagle’s egg, so an old hen volunteered to nature and raise the large

egg. One day, the egg hatched and a beautiful eagle was born.

Sadly, however, the eagle was raised to be a chicken. Soon, the

eagle believed he was nothing more than a chicken. The eagle loved

his home and family, but his spirit cried out for more. While playing a

game, on the farm one day, the eagle looked to the skies above and

noticed a group of mighty eagles soaring in the skies. “Oh”, the eagle

cried, “I wish I could soar like those birds”. The chickens roared with

laughter, “You can not soar with those birds! You are a chicken and

chickens do not soar”. The eagle continued staring, at his real family

up above, dreaming that he could be with them. Each time, the eagle

would let his dreams be known, he was told it couldn’t be done and

that is what the eagle learned to believe. The eagle, after time,

stopped dreaming and continued to live his life like a chicken. Finally,

after a long life as a chicken, the eagle passed away

A rat looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife

opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to

discover that it was a rattrap. Retreating to the farmyard the rat

proclaimed the warning; “There is a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in

the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said,

“Excuse me, Mr. Rat, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is

of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The rat turned to the goat and told him, “There is a rat trap in the

house”. “A rat trap in the house? I am so very sorry Mr. Rat”;

sympathized the goat,” but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.

Be assured that you are in my prayers.”

The rat turned to the cow. She said, “Like wow, Mr. Rat, a rat trap. I

am in grave danger. Duh! “So the rat returned to the house, head

down and dejected, to face the farmer’s rattrap alone. That very night

a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a rattrap

catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In

the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose

tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife.

The farmer rushed her to the hospital. She returned home with a

fever. Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup,

so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main

ingredient. His wife’s sickness continued so that friends and

neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them the

farmer butchered the goat. The farmer’s wife did not get well. She

died, and so many people came for her funeral that the farmer had

the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.

So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and

think that it does not concern you, remember that when there is

a rattrap in the house, the whole farmyard is at risk.

 

HAPPINESS FOLLOWS

Posted: June 20, 2012 in STORY
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Once there was an old alley cat walking down the street looking for

his supper. As he walked along he came upon a beautiful young cat

who was running around in circles chasing her tail. Around and

around she went trying as hard as she could to catch her tail. The old

alley cat stopped and asked her, “What are you doing?” The young

cat slowed down and replied that she had been taught that joy,

happiness, success and luck were all in the tip of her tail. “All that I

have to do is catch the end of my tail, and I will have the happy life,

she said. The old alley cat replied, “I’ve been around for a long time,

and I know that joy, happiness, success and luck are in the tip of my

tail; but, you know if I don’t chase it and work my very hardest and

don’t worry about it, the happy life follows me wherever I go. My tail

follows me everywhere, so I don’t need to chase it.” Happiness isn’t a

place, a time, or a possession. You have to make it happen. The

ways to make it happen is to stop worrying about everything and just

go about your business, and do your very best. Then, if you really

work hard, your happiness will follow you just like the alley cat’s tail.