Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mirrors reflect who we are ~ so does the world

 I found this story of two dogs on Facebook.
"Both at separate times walk into the same room.  One comes out wagging his tail, while the other comes out growling.  A woman watching this goes into the room to see what could possibly make one dog so happy and the other so mad. To her surprise, she finds a room filled with mirrors.  The happy dog found a thousand happy dogs looking back at him, while the angry dog saw only angry dogs growling back at him.  What you see in the world around you is a reflection of who you are."
Kiki was startled by the mirrored closet wall when we moved here, but she soon approached it, plopped on her side, extended her paw behind the open door, and looked at me as if to say, "See, I know there's no cat behind here."  After that, Kiki would occasionally stare at herself in the closet mirror from where she slept on my bed, but most of the time she ignored it.

Sammy still fights the cat in her mirror.  She usually pauses to get up her courage before entering her room (she and Donna share the other bedroom in our apartment), then Sammy either marches past "that other cat" without looking or stops to hiss and growl at it.  Sometimes she stands on her hind legs to do battle.  She obviously can't stand that other cat.
"What you see in the world around you is a reflection of who you are."
The last sentence in the story adds a new thought.  Mirrors reflect who we are, but so does the world.  Now I must ask myself, what do I need to change to make my world a better place?