Anna here, looking into my mirror. What would I like to see in the mirror?
Of course, I can’t help it. When I imagine looking in a big fancy mirror on a wall, I want to make a wish for the woman I see there. What do I wish for her? What wishes could the mirror actually grant?
Let’s be honest: the mirrors in my home are not magical in the strictest sense of the term. So if there are going to be any wishes granted by my mirror, they’ll have to be wishes that I myself can confer. My wishes will be reflections of what I can accomplish on my own, albeit with a little help from some glass and silver paint.
For what do I wish? I’d like to be wiser. I’d like to be able to view the world with more perspective and sagacity. I’ve done, and seem to keep doing, so many foolish things. I admit that I’m learning from my mistakes, but I wish I didn’t have to make so many of them to learn anything. Being wiser is definitely on the list.
I’d like to be more patient. More patient with my family, friends and the people in my life. Those little voices in my head tell me that I’ve so much to do, and not enough time in which to do it, which makes me snappish and short with too many of those around me. When I’m not careful I can really hurt those who are most precious to me, and not even realize what’s happening. If I can be just a little bit more patient, more forgiving, perhaps my world will become calmer and more pleasant despite my overflowing “to do” lists.
Finally, I’d like to become more serene. I think a lot about serenity. Some of my friends just seem to float above it all. I look at them and see how they never seem to lose their way through all the craziness. Why can’t I be more like that? Able to accept what comes, and what doesn’t come, for what it’s worth? Able to see this life as precious, no matter what, and to revel in it? So, yes, I’m wishing for some serenity over here.
At the same time, while I’m making wishes, I understand that real change only comes through hard work. I work as hard as I can in support of causes that are important to me, like improved child health and creating better health habits. I blog as often as I can about better health habits for those with PKU (phenylketonuria), and try to engage with the communities of these interwebs.
So I’ll need to work hard as well on wisdom, patience, and serenity, along with my causes.
Wish me luck!
So what do YOU wish for when you look in the mirrow? Are you interested in wisdom, patience, and serenity? Or maybe something more concrete? Please let me know what you’re thinking in the comments below!
This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post. Today’s prompt was “When I look in the mirror, I see…”
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