There will come a time when you will catch your reflection in the mirror and stop to really see yourself.
You will see … you.
You will see a person who’s made their way in life, who has caused hurt, been hurt, laughed, cried, stumbled, loved and been loved.
You will see you as you really are and you’ll notice … when you lean in to look closer … that the creases around your eyes and the lines near your mouth …only go where the smiles have been.
You’ll notice the shape of the body that carries you every day and maybe you’ll take a moment to be amazed at all it does .. and tries to do … when asked. You’ll feel sorrow for the times you’ve taken it for granted and not rewarded it for hard work.
You’ll contemplate the many thoughts and ideas that cross your mind every day, every hour, every minute and you will realize who’s in the reflection; you’ll finally see your spirit living inside.
This moment may cause you to step back.. but then … you will take inventory of those who occupy the warmest spaces of your heart; those who love and support you and those whom you love and support. And you will begin the eviction process for those who’ve wounded you and left marks upon your soul.
You will realize that the time has come; the time has come to accept all that you are and to finally see all you bring … to the world.
The time has come to be thankful, to be accepting, and most of all, to be loving. For if you cannot do this for that person in the mirror, how can you pretend to do it for anyone else?
We are more than the sum of our parts; join me and give thanks for every step of life’s pathway.