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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."
This story is read by Laral Andrews.
This is the story of young Momotaro, whose name literally means Peach Boy. The story is one of the most popular from Japanese folklore. Its theme of the unification of a people separated by hostility into an effective force for change resonates throughout history and applies to many different cultures.
شخصی گل رزی را کاشت و تا قبل از گل دادن منظم از آن مراقبت و آبیاریش کرد. غنچه ای که بزودی می خواست شکوفا شود را مشاهده کرد ، اما به خار های روی ساقه توجه کرد و با خودش فکر کرد که چه طور ممکن است گلی زیبا از گیاهی با چنین خارهای تیزی بوجود بیاید؟ با این نوع طرز فکر از آبیاری گل دست کشید و درست قبل از اینکه غنچه بشکفد گل خشک شد.
این کاریست که خیلی از افراد انجامش می دهند. درون هر روحی گل رزی وجود دارد. صفات و ظرفیت هایی خدایی در هنگام تولد در ما نهاده شده که در میان خار های عیب ها و کاستی هایمان رشد می کنند. خیلی از ما وقتی به خودمان نگاه می کنیم خار ها و کاستی ها را می بینیم و از اینکه کار مثبتی از ما سر بزند ناامید می شویم و از آبیاری خوبی های درونمان دست می کشیم تا عاقبت می میرند و هیچگاه متوجه ظرفیت ها و توانایی هایمان نمی شویم.
بسیاری متوجه رز درونشان نمی شوند و نیاز دارند تا دیگران آن را نشانشان دهند.ارزشمند ترین هدیه ای که کسی می تواند بدست بیاورد این است که به ورای خارهای دیگران برسد و رز درونشان را کشف کند.
به دیگران کمک کنید تا به این باور برسند که می توانند بر مشکلاتشان غلبه کنند. اگر رز درون را نشانشان دهیم قطعا بر مشکلاتشان غلبه خواهند کرد و در همان لحظه بار ها و بارها خواهند شکفت.
Thestory is about a mountain climber, who wanted to climb the highest mountain. Hebegan his adventure after many years of preparation. Since he wanted the gloryjust for himself, he decided to climb alone. The night felt heavy in theheights of the mountain, and the man couldn't see anything. All wasblack. Zero visibility, and the moon and stars were covered by the clouds.
As he was climbing, just a few feet away from the top of the mountain, he slipped andfell into the air, falling at a great speed. The climber could only see theblack spots as he went down, and the terrible sensation of being sucked bygravity. He kept falling and in those moments of great fear, all the good andbad episodes of his life flashed in his mind.
He wasthinking now about how close death was getting, when all of a sudden he feltthe rope tied to his waist pull him very hard.
His bodywas hanging in the air. Only the rope was holding him, and in that moment ofstillness he had no other choice but to scream: HELP ME GOD!!!
All of asudden, a deep voice coming from the sky asked:
-What do you want me to do?
-Save me, God
Does Love need a Reason...??
Man :I can t tell the reason.. but I really like you..
Lady :You can t even tell me the reason... how can you say you like me? How can you say you love me?
Man :I really don t know the reason, but I can prove that I love U.
Lady :Proof? No! I want you to tell me the reason. My friend s boyfriend can tell her why he loves her but not you!
Man :Ok..ok!!! Erm... because you are beautiful,
because your voice is sweet,
because you are caring,
because you are loving,
because you are thoughtful,
because of your smile,
because of your every movements.
The lady felt very satisfied with the man s answer.
Unfortunately, a few days later, the Lady met with an accident and went in comma..
The Guy then placed a letter by her side,
here is the content:
Darling,Because of your sweet voice that I love you....Now can you talk? No! Therefore I cannot love you.
Because of your care and concern that I like you..Now that you cannot show them, therefore I cannot love you.
Words & Thoughts
Imagine a boxer stepping into the ring, and telling himself:
"I'm a loser. I'm a chicken!"
How long would he last?
Imagine a singer walking onstage, and telling herself:
"I'm pathetic! They'll hate me!"
How well would she sing?
It's a recipe for disaster.
Yet, lots of us use this same recipe every day. We tell ourselves:
"I have a rotten memory."
"I'm always broke."
"I'm an idiot."
Then we wonder why we fail!
If you expect to forget, you will forget!
If you expect to be broke, you will stay broke.
If you expect to behave like an idiot ...
So how do we start to think positively?
The first step is to watch your mouth! Notice what you SAY about yourself.
From today, NEVER SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT YOURSELF.
Never tell people: "I'm hopeless, I always screw up, my boyfriends always dump me ..."
Make a commitment: "From today, I will not criticise myself. If I have nothing good to say about me, I will keep my mouth shut."
It's hard to control our thoughts - but we CAN control what comes out of our mouth. Once we take control of our language, we begin to have more positive thoughts ... and life gets better.
We become what we think about!
This story is read by Alessandro Cima.
This is a story from the collection of the Brothers Grimm. It concerns three brothers, one of whom is a simpleton. When this simpleton finds a golden goose opportunities and complications seem to meet him at every turn.
The illustration is by Leslie Brooke and is from a 1905 book entitled, 'The Golden Goose Book.'
Once upon a time there were three little pigs.
One morning, the mother pig said, "You must go into the world and make your own way."
So the three little pigs set out into the world.
The first little pig met a man carrying a bundle of straw and said, "Please may I have some of your straw to build a house with?"
The man gave him some straw and the little pig built himself a fine straw house to live in.
Soon, a hungry wolf came along. He knocked at the door and said, "Little pig, little pig, let me come in."
"No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin. I won't let you in."
"Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in."
So he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house in and ate up the first little pig.
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