Long ago in a small village, in a land that was far away, there was a place known as the House of 1,000 mirrors. Just as the name suggests it was a home to many reflective glasses.
One day, 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 was excited and looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could.
To his great surprise, the happy dog found himself staring at 1,000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile and was answered with 1,000 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, there was another little dog. This little dog, however, was not as happy as the first one. He was sombre and felt sad and low, there was little happiness to him. He also learned of the House of 1,000 Mirrors, and he wanted to visit too. When he arrived, he climbed the stairs slowly one at a time, and walked with his head hanging low.
When the sombre dog looked into the door, he saw 1,000 unfriendly looking dogs staring right back at him. Feeling threatened, the sombre dog growled at them. To his horror, all 1,000 little dogs started growling back at him. Completely petrified, the sombre dog ran for the door. As he left, he thought: That is a horrible place. I will never go back again.
We visit the House of 1,000 Mirrors every day. All the faces we see in the world are essentially the mirrors. What they reflect back to us is exactly what we project to them. So what reflections do we want to see on the faces of people that we meet.
What we give out, we will get back; think of the way your life will be if you give out love, warmth, truth, and happiness.