Do you see who you wish to see when you look in the mirror?
The answer to Rory’s question would have been different 10 years ago.
10 years ago I was still trying to be a different person from who I really was.
The last decade was a time of change and it also taught me a lot of valuable lessons.
I won’t go into the details of the upheaval that we faced as a family, but it did put things into proper perspective for me.
• Appearances are not important, health is.
• Circumstances can change in a short while turning your world upside down.
• Don’t take anything for granted.
• Appreciate each and every blessing.
• Family comes first.
• When you face difficult situations, God also gives you strength to face them.
So now when I look in the mirror, I see a woman almost 60, not looking too bad for her age, (perhaps could do with some weight loss), in reasonable health, active, and at ease with herself and the world around her. I like this woman that I see in the mirror because she has learned to accept life as it is and lives in the now. She is now a realist with her faith firmly grounding her existence.
So yes, to answer Rory’s question, I am satisfied with the person I see in the mirror. She is who I wish to be.