A Mirror

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It is what it is.

Here I am. There you are.

Today’s poem means to me that things aren’t always as they appear. We should see things as they are and not think that they have anything to do with us. We just happen to perceive it as something and make it what we want it to be in our mind, based on our own perceptions. Other people have different perceptions and definitions too. It’s a miracle we are able to communicate and connect, isn’t it?

This makes me think of the media again and how they try to make big deals out of nothing, such as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. I don’t understand why they are perceived as newsworthy in America. What do they symbolize and why do we care? The media creates these images and ideas that they try to tell us are important, when they are not. Just something to think about.

It is why it is also important to fill our minds with positive thoughts, ideas, and dreams because we get to choose to create and respond to our reality and we might as well think of it as good, or at least fake it ’til we make it. 🙂

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I like to just be, without any real expectations or filters. I like to use up the entire day and I like to watch the changing colors of light from morning until night, and then do it again the next day. I like to learn from my experiences and from others and to have an open mind, and adapt, knowing that I don’t know everything.

I’m still learning! That’s what keeps life exciting.

Have a great week!

GGG – Day 19 – Reflection

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Melody Beattie

Today I’m thankful for time for reflection. Reflection to me is a way to look in the mirror, or look inside and to be still and to see and feel what’s really there. It’s a time for meditation or deep thought or prayer. It’s a form of stillness and a time to be thankful for what and who we are and all we have and all we do.

If we stop to reflect, we slow down for a minute or two or three to actually think and process all of the events and circumstances in our lives. I think this is important to do, to be sure we’re actively making the right choices for ourselves as we continue to change and adapt and grow. If we can slow down to reflect, we can take time to be thankful for all that we have, and to dream and anticipate all that we will become.

So whether you call it reflection, meditation, prayer, savasna, pause, or mindfulness… take a moment to reflect on all that is good and feel the benefits you derive from this simple pleasure and see where you go from here. Peace.

“Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others! If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give!”- unknown

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First rain of the season – I loved it!