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.

 

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