2017 Reflections

It’s funny how fast this year is passing us by.

I mean, it’s Monday night,December 11, 2017… and it feels as though just yesterday was October or even September.  At least for me.

As I washed my face this morning, I started to reflect on life.  I looked into the mirror and noticed how much I’ve changed.  Physically, emotionally, spiritually.

I have to be honest, some of the things I saw, I did not like.  The stress that I have been through the last few years- all of it shows clearly on my face.  Bruising, bumps, extra weight and various lines course through my cheeks, lips and under my eyes, revealing every negative thought that I have held in, and that I have carried with me for years.

Yet people say I look so youthful, happy and free.

Boy, I sure don’t feel that way.

Yet, there was something else I saw while staring at myself in the bathroom mirror.  It presented to me some positivity that totally changed my outlook for the rest of the morning.  Most of it was hope.

Hope for a better day, hope for a better life, hope for a better tomorrow.

I then recognized faith, which helped me get up this morning, reminding me not to give up.  I also saw love, the love of life, and of my family and friends that I could recognize was looking back at me through my deep brown eyes.  I could now see how much that I am so loved, and how I am so blessed.

And with those reflections in front of me, I had to smile.  This year sure has gone by fast, but that only means my best moments are at a closer reach than they were before.

 

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