|English: Woman at mirror, circa 1930s Item 78068, City Light Glass Lantern Slides (Record Series 1204-03), Seattle Municipal Archives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I am a fairly positive person usually. I have to admit that occasionally I feel the urge to pick life up by the scruff of the neck and give it a talking to. But that doesn't happen very often. I am grateful for that.
We are doing some construction around the park model and I have a lot of opinions that drive everyone else nuts. It is hard for me...poor me. I was stewing over things that were out of my control. I didn't realize how much I was fretting about it until I walked by the mirror.
See, when I am unsettled, worried or unhappy, the corners of my mouth turn down and I cannot get them to come up no matter how hard I try. My mirror does not lie and what I saw was a very unhappy woman.
There are other kinds of mirrors that are not made of glass yet reveal a lot about how I am feeling. My grandchildren can work mirror magic on me occasionally. If I frown, they frown. If I am content, they are quiet. If I am bunchy (need to go outside), they will ask for a walk. My little talking mirrors are wonderful creatures to have around.
Life may be a reflection of how I feel or at least that is always what I have thought. Because I believe that I have great power to make my life what I want, when things start to go wonky, I usually take a good hard look at myself. The question I ask is could I have brought this on myself? In many cases the answer is yes!
So, as I age, I wonder if the negative people around me are that way because that is the way they are or because they are mirroring the way I am thinking. As a result, I am being careful these day to be mindful of my thoughts and how they are spilling out onto the lives of others.
What is your mirror telling you? Take a hard look and think about it.
As for me, I am fine now...my attitude toward life has improved and my mirror is happier too. Life is good...again!
It is just a thought!