MFV- The house of 1000 mirrors

At the pageant we had a workshop to build and boost self confidence. The lady who was running the workshop shared with us a story that very much made an impression on my mind. After reading it,  I hope you get some insight as well.

“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 though to himself, “This is a wonderful place, I will back and visit often.”
In the same village, another little dog who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed up 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 was horrified to see 1000  little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, “That is a horrible place & I will never go back there again.”

-Japanese folktale

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


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