Friday, November 24, 2006

Blogging, Friends and the house of 1000 mirrors.

Blogging is so addictive!

I’m sure most bloggers would agree with me that blogging is addictive. And unlike other addictions this one actually helps you.
To me, it is like a window to the outside world. It is also an interactive platform. I like reading different blogs –You get different perspectives and a glimpse into the lives of others. You meet so many people and you realize that, at times, you have so much in common with someone from a completely different culture and country. You discover so much. You learn so much.

It is also such a nice way to let your friends know what is happening in your life, without flooding them with mails. Once they have the link to your blog, they choose whether to read or not to, unlike a mail where they are ‘forced’ to.

More than anything, your blog is an expression of what you think and feel. Yours to do as you please. You are in complete control, unlike life, which takes its own twists and turns.

Have a great weekend. I, for one, am looking forward to this week-end because I’m meeting up with a very dear friend, who lives in another city, but is here tomorrow during the day. In the evening, another person, whom I never met, but instantly connected with, is coming over, and we are all going out for dinner. To me, my good friends are very important and I always go that extra step to keep in touch with those who really matter. Like the famous song goes “I get by with a little help from my friends…”

Here is a small story that I liked and which is really true when you think about it.

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 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?



1 comment:

  1. that story is so true. To make friends you have to be friendly. I work in a call centre and I know the difference to makes to tthe person in talking to on the phone if I'm smiling when talking.

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