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, it shows on my face. Bruising, bumps, extra weight and various lines course through my cheeks, lips and under my eyes, revealing everything negative 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 a 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 looking back at me with 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 it was before.