Motivational Quote/Word/Videos of the Day-11 Aug 2008


MOTIVATIONAL FOLKTALE OF THE DAY

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

 

THE MARMALADE-REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE  *******It’s a sad song, but it’s still a great song.  This folktale poses a poignant question.  I know exactly what I see when I look at those around me.  Do you?  Take a close look at those you associate and disassociate with.  There is something in every one of them that is a direct reflection of you.  Although you don’t want to see it, yes, even your nemesis mirrors you in some way.*******

WORD OF THE DAY

GUILESS

(adjective)
[GIEL-lis]

1. free from guile; naive; artless: “Brandon is guileless and would never do such a thing.”

adverb form: guilelessly
noun form: guilelessness


Origin:
Approximately 1728; ‘guile’ + ‘-less’; ‘guile’ from Old French; of Germanic origin.

 

DREAM HOUSE  *******Her way of living is absolutely beneficial to our society, but I’d go stir crazy living like that!  It takes a certain kind of person to live that way and I say, “More power to ya!”  I don’t need a lavish home, but I’m not trying to run into myself in my own house!  I’ll have to say I respect her for making such an environmentally friendly house, but rubbing it in the white-picket-fence-having big dreamer’s faces was pointless and tactless because clearly, they don’t want to live like her.  There’s nothing wrong with wanting to raise your family in a nice home.  Don’t destroy dreams, just live your own.*******

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