Once a teenaged boy complained to his teacher that he has no friends, nobody talks to him. The teacher had been observing the boy for last few days in the class already and he had noticed that this boy’s behaviour was rude with everyone. He used to snap at anyone who he interacted with and wanted everything his way. On top of it he was also a big complaint box!
The teacher was very learned, so he thought of teaching the boy with a live example. He calmed the boy down and told him to bring a mirror with him the next day. The boy was astonished and curious about this mirror thing, thinking what would the teacher do.
The next morning, this boy came running to the teacher holding a half body size mirror with him. As soon as he placed the mirror down; Guess what! the teacher told him to drop the mirror and break it! The boy was shocked and reconfirmed the instructions 5 times from the teacher! Why did you tell me to bring it if you wanted me to break it? The teacher looked at him with a calm expression and told him if you want answer to your problem, go ahead and drop it!
There were fragments of mirror everywhere on the floor. The teacher then told the boy to look at the images reflecting in the mirror and make an angry expression on his face. The boy was losing his patience and getting angry with the teacher anyways, so that was not difficult!
What do you see in the mirror pieces? asked the teacher
The boy replied, obviously angry faces. The teacher then told the boy to make a funny face and he did.
What do you see now?
My reflections making funny faces at me too, what else!
The teacher could judge that the boy was losing patience. So to get to the point, he told him, ok smile now, you are about to make friends soon! The boy couldn’t understand what the teacher meant but he obliged. As soon as the boy smiled, he saw all the mirror reflections smiling and that automatically brought out a genuine smile on his face. This smile traveled to his heart and he not only got the message but also felt it emotionally.
To conclude, what we give is reflected back at us, so smile and be positive. When you have a positive mindset, believe me you will reflect positivity all around.
Every morning when you look in the mirror, remind yourself of this little story and smile 🙂 and promise yourself to see more of these smile reflections on the faces of everyone you interact with that day! I promise you that you will be proud of your efforts when you will see yourself in the same mirror every night!
Be watchful as not everyone you will meet will be in a happy and positive frame of mind! You will have to fight out many negative reflections, frowns, teary faces and sadness; please do not get boggled down and keep going. I know its not easy to spread positivity in a negative environment, but for filling the ocean every drop counts!
Did you just smile? did you?
Hold on to your smile and happy reflections and soon your positivity will start reflecting around you. Check it for yourself!
Be mindful of what you are reflecting every day, as the energy you send out is the same energy that reflect back to you too! Reflect right 🙂