Friday, 25 September 2015


The house with the golden windows

A little girl lived in a small, very simple, poor house on a hill. She always play in the small garden in her house and as she grew she was able to see over the garden fence and across the valley to a wonderful house high on the hill - and this house had golden windows, so golden and shining that the little girl would dream of how magic it would be to grow up and live in a house with golden windows instead of an ordinary house like hers.

And although she loved her parents and her family, she yearned to live in such a golden house and dreamed all day about how wonderful and exciting it must feel to live there.

When she got to an age where she gained enough skill and sensibility to go outside her garden fence, she asked her mother if she could go for a bike ride outside the gate and down the lane. After pleading with her, her mother finally allowed her to go, insisting that she kept close to the house and didn't wander too far. The day was beautiful and the little girl knew exactly where she was heading! Down the lane and across the valley, she rode her bike until she got to the gate of the golden house across on the other hill.

As she dismounted her bike and lent it against the gate post, she focused on the path that lead to the house and then on the house itself...and was so disappointed as she realised all the windows were plain and rather dirty, reflecting nothing other than the sad neglect of the house that stood derelict.

So sad she didn't go any further and turned, heart broken as she remounted her bike ... As she glanced up she saw a sight to amaze her...there across the way on her side of the valley was a little house and its windows glistened golden the sun shone on her little home.

She realised that she had been living in her golden house and all the love and care she found there was what made her home the 'golden house'. Everything she dreamed was right there in front of her nose!

Hmmmmm!!! what do you make of this story??? Share your lesson with us in the comment section...
Have a fun filled weekend.. I got lots of love and respect for you all..
Thanks for ever being there..


  1. good morning my fellow readers,

    I learnt a very valuable lesson: that we should be contented with what we have because all that glitter is not Gold.

    Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such thing as ye have: for he hath said, i will never leave thee nor forsake thee.

    so that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and i will not fear what man shall do unto me.
    Hebrews 13:5-6

    Gloria no offense please, i think there is a typical error.
    *she asked her mother is she could go for a bike ride*

    so sorry if it not an error. cheers!!!!

    Have a Spirit-filled weekend too!!!!!

  2. Yes it was an error thanks so much for bringing it to my notice...
    How are you doing?

    1. Am doing Great!!!!!
      Thanks for asking!

    2. Am doing Great!!!!
      Thanks for asking!

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  3. reminds mew of '' Godliness with contentment is great gain" don't satisfied... there's always a better place in life buh then do not despise were u are now


    1. Awwwwh see who is back to the blog sphere..... Runs to your blog

  4. Love this unique piece Gloria, A pointer that all you can ever wish to have or be is buried and rooted deep inside only need to discover it to unlock and unleash your true self.

    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday...
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  5. It pays to be satisfied and contented with what you took her taking a stroll out of the house to realise what she had

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  6. One important lesson I learnt from this story is that we should be contented and satisfied with what we have.
    Have nice weekend Glo

  7. Contentment is the word...thanks for sharing.
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  8. Exactly be contended and happy with what u have. Life lesson

  9. Contentment is all we need to live a worthy life...

  10. Contentment. Accept where you are and be grateful for what you have. Nice story.

    Thanks for sharing, sweetie. :)

  11. Appreciate what you have. Love the story

  12. hello Gloria, where are you today????????????????

  13. They have said it all... but let me add my own "Contentment is key to living happily".

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  14. All the preachers don talk am finish.

  15. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for checking up, been very busy.

  16. It shows sometimes we go out looking for what we already had .. Not knowing we have all we needs...

    Nice Gloria


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