Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Little Dogs and a House Full of Mirrors



By James W. Allmon 

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as the House of a Thousand Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced cheerfully up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked inside with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at a thousand other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with a thousand 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 as well. Upon arrival he slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he peered through the door. When he saw the thousand unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see a thousand 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.”

The universe is filled with mirrors of all types. There are situational mirrors, emotional mirrors, physical mirrors and, oddly enough, all the people in the world are mirrors. What do you see reflected in the faces and mannerisms of the people you meet? Are they happy? Miserable? Cruel? Generous? Playful? Fearful?

What you see and feel depends on you. Your spirit, aura, feelings, or whatever you choose to call it, create a reaction from everything and everyone you encounter. Make a decision of how you want to be. It really is as simple as that. Take a look at the mirror in your bathroom in the morning, or now, if you want, and see what sort of face is looking back at you. If it’s grumpy, smile and tell it, “Hey, knock it off! You have more important things to do than be miserable today! Besides, I love you anyway!” If it’s already smiling, you’re on your way! But don’t forget to brush your teeth!

James W. Allmon © 2009

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