By Lesha Kitts, RScP
Today would have been my parents’ fifty-seventh wedding anniversary if my mother hadn’t passed away at the age of 44.
Life is short. So today I invite you to self-reflect with a poem that formed the foundation of my parents’ beautiful marriage.
The author is unknown and it is entitled
“The One In The Glass”.
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you mystic for a day;
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that one has to say.
For it isn’t your father, mother, husband or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass;
The one whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
That is the one you must please, never mind all the rest,
Standing with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test,
If the one in the glass is your friend.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass;
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears,
If you have cheated the one in the glass.
Take time today for self-reflection. Are you the best you, you can be? Are you living as the light that you are? Are you willing to change the things about yourself that no longer serve you well? Only you know the answers to these questions. Do you like what you see looking back at you? Whether your answer is yes or no, put your hands together, look your reflection in the eyes and say “Namaste”. For you hold the power to change everything or nothing, at the same time. Take a moment to give recognition to the gifts that you offer and the gift that you are. Now, celebrate all your goodness and know that this is how others see you.
Be and live as the person God intended you to be. I see your Light and It is BEAUTIFUL!