Mystery or Misery?

haunted house cartoon

Last night, I’ve seen a lot of scary T.V. shows – with topics on spirits, ghosts, souls. etc. Well, what would I expect during the halloween madness (hehe). Somehow it reminds me of the story of the Winchester Mystery House. The mansion built by Sarah Winchester for 38 long years. She kept herself in seclusion after the death of her husband, a gun magnate. The mansion, with 160 rooms is believed to be haunted by spirits. Some of its unusual features are stairways leading to nowhere, doors that open to abrupt drops and labyrinthine floor plan. You may ask why. Speculation as to the reason for her obsession includes escaping the ghosts of those killed by her husband’s armaments. Hmm, looks like really scary!

The question is “Is it really a mystery or a misery?”. I knew nothing about her and I don’t have the right to judge. What I do know is that life is a choice and we have to discover its goodness and potential no matter how difficult it may seem. Anyway, let me just share these lessons.



I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. ~Anne Frank 


The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. ~Carlos Castaneda 

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances. ~Martha Washington 

The miserable have no other medicine but hope. ~Friedrich Nietzsche 

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. ~Psalm 62:5

25 comments:

Archieviner said...

Interesting ang mansion. lol Tama ka life is a choice :)

Ric said...

Yes, interesting and scary hehe. thanks for the visit Archieviner!

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

we make our life miserable.

Ric said...

Yes, that is true Izdiher.

Jessica said...

kalowkang masion hihihihik.

Ric said...

oo nga Jessica hehe.

MEcoy said...

shock that a creepy mansion is that for real?

Ric said...

yes, you can google it. thanks MecOy

Adam said...

I doubt the haunted parts of her house.

Pink Line said...

real life story ba yang sa mansion? grabe buti di sya nabuwang haha..anyway choice na yan eh sabi mo nga life is a choice..

happy halloween na lang :)

Balqis said...

Interesting topic. I can't imagine living in a mansion with over 100 rooms! Anyway, you have got some nice quotes and for sure, each one teaches us a lesson.

Amna said...

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Roxana Miśkiewicz said...

Thank You once again :D

littleyana said...

I read about this unfinished mansion even before. She kept on adding and adding rooms to her house to ward off evil spirits. Sadly, she died not knowing the truth. Totally a waste of money, and a waste of time. We should learn from her example. Nice post!

Ric said...

yes, that is true littleyana..so sorry for her..

Ric said...

thanks friends for the visit..I'll drop by your blogs today...

joy said...

Beuatiful! I love your posts. Always inspirational.
Not watching horror films too much and not even celebrating halloween. I am a person who wants to be in the light, not in darkness. I don't want to be scared. Lagi pa naman ako mag isa sa bahay.
keep it up kabayan!

Ric said...

thanks again Joy for the visit. I'll drop by your blog. Salamat din kabayan!

Phioxee said...

misery yun. coz she didn't move on.

Michelle Elenee said...

I have a phobia for scary movies and anything else that scary. It sounds like an interesting topic but let me pass simply because it's scary. hehehe

http://elenee-michelle.blogspot.dk/

Lanthie Ransom said...

Love the quote from Carlo Casteneda

Ric said...

Thanks again friends for the visit. Will visit your blogs today!

joanne said...

Ang haggard naman ng mansion na yan, haha!

Happiness is a choice.. wag magpakalunod sa misery kung keri naman maging happy!

xoxo_grah said...

kakatakot na mansion...:) magaling ung pagkaka kuha....we make our choices, and we are to face the consequences...:)


xx!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I agree with you life is full of choices. Make the best of it.