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      The House of 1000 Mirrors" 
            (Japanese Proverb)
    By Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk. M.Ed./DTM
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 a 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging as fast as his.  He smiled a great smile and was answered with a 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly.  As he left the house, he thought to himself, “This is a wonderful place.  I’ll come back and visit it often.”  
In the same village, another little dog, who wasn't 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 in 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’s a horrible place, and I’ll never go back there again.”  
All the faces in the world are mirrors.  What kind of reflection do you see in the faces of the people you meet?  One of the main rules for a successful life is to know that the world is a mirror, often a merciless mirror; of ourselves, and the habitual attitude we carry within us. 
Contact Vitalia at (952) 221-1701
  Things You Should Have Learned by 
                      Middle Age.            
               By: Roman Pundyk, DTM   
This year I turned 50 something and realized that I'm in my middle ages...how depressing!!  Why it seems like yesterday that I was out hot-rodding around in my '68 Chevelle SS, hanging out with my friends, and not having a care in the world.  
A lot has changed since those "good old days."  I grew-up, got a real job, and got married to my beautiful wife.  Although I don't miss a lot of stuff that I did when I was younger, I do miss my Chevelle SS! 
If you feel the same way as I do, you probably feel that by this time in your life you should have some "wisdom" to share with the younger generation. 
Here is my contribution: 
(Author unknown)
Don't worry about what people think; they don't do it very often.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
It is easier to get forgiveness than to obtain permission.
For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
If you look like your passport picture, you probably needed the trip.
Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
Men are from earth.  Women are from earth.  Deal with it.
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
Middle age is when the broadness of mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
There is always one more Imbecile than you counted on.
Experience is a wonderful thing.  It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
Contact Roman at (952) 221-2319 

POWER WORD:  "Convivial"
Lively, Outgoing, Full of Life
"Diane is so convivial."
POWER QUOTE:  "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."   --Robert Louis Stevenson
POWER TIP: Practice thinking positive 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
POWER TRIVIA:  Candy maker Frank C. Mars of Minnesota introduced the Milky Way candy bar in 1923. Mars marketed the Snickers bar in 1930 and introduced the 5 cent Three Musketeers bar in 1937. The original 3 Musketeers bar contained 3 bars in one wrapper. Each with different flavor nougat.
POWER PUNCHLINE:  An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time with them to correct their ways.  She decided she would take her lunch, sit with the workers and talk with them.
She put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating. Sporting a big smile, she walked up to the group and asked: "And do you men know Jesus Christ?"
They shook their heads and looked at each other very confused.  One of the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled out, "Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?"

One of the steelworkers yelled down, "Why?" The worker yelled back, “Cause his Mom's here with his lunch."
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