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Thread poster: José Luis Villanueva-Senchuk (X)

José Luis Villanueva-Senchuk (X)  Identity Verified
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Apr 24, 2003

Have a great day!

Lots of light your way!


Once an old man was sitting at the entrance of a town.

A young man approached him and said:

\"I am not from here. I come from far. Tell me old man, how are the people of this town?\"

Instead of replying to him, the old man asked back:

\"And in the town from where you come,how were the people?\"

The young man, responding temperamentally, blurted, \"Egotistic and wicked, so much so that I could no longer take it. That is why I preferred to leave!\"

The old man said sympathetically:

\"Pity, my dear. I shall advise you to continue on your way. People here are equally wicked and all are egotistic.\"

A little later, another young man approached the same old man and said:

\"Greetings to you who is wise with age! I should like to settle down in this place. Tell me, how are the people who live in this town?\"

And, the old man asked him:

\"Tell me first, where from do you come, and how were the people there?\"

The young man said in an enthusiastic voice:

\"Honest, good, and welcoming! I had only friends there, and oh how I was pained to leave them!\"

The old man said:

\"Well, here, you will also find only honest

people, welcoming, and full of kindness.\"

A merchant who was watering his camels not far from these exchanges and had heard all, asked the old man:

\"How is it possible, old man, who I know to

be wise, to give two truthful, but diametrically opposite, replies to the same question? Is it a case of April Fools?\"

\"My son,\" said the old man, \"Each one carries, in his heart, his own universe. And, that is what he will find every place he goes.\" (** or, \"Therefore, regardless where he goes, that will always be what he finds.\"

Open your heart and your outlook, when encountering Others and life\'s experiences, and the world shall change.


\"Peace comes from within. Do not look for it outside.\"

Buddha Siddartha Gautamaand


[ This Message was edited by: Pepelu on 2003-04-24 14:32]


Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:24
Member (2001)
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Choice of Attitude Apr 24, 2003

Thank you Pepelu,

Wise words. It is all about the attitude and the way WE see things. And we have a CHOICE of the attitude we embrace for each day.


[ This Message was edited by: monika on 2003-04-24 15:13]


María Alejandra Funes
Local time: 03:24
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Wise words... Apr 24, 2003


On 2003-04-24 14:31, Pepelu wrote:

Open your heart and your outlook, when encountering Others and life\'s experiences, and the world shall change.

I liked it vey much! Thank you!

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sylver  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:24
English to French
Wise words indeed... Apr 24, 2003

Open your heart and your outlook, when encountering Others and life\'s experiences, and the world shall change.

I don\'t know about the heart, but I indeed opened Outlook and it came up with a bright new job and couple comms. lol

Actually, I\'m joking, but that\'s a pretty interesting story, and quite true.

However, I believe that it\'s not just a matter of opening one\'s heart/mind/outlook/hotmail, but more a matter of putting it there, deciding it, sort of, and making it happen.


Rishi Miranhshah  Identity Verified
English to Panjabi
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hmmmmmm!!!!!! Apr 28, 2003

it\'s really so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!


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