30 Mirrors

I have 30 mirrors in my home.
This does include one in the garage, but it is hung. This does not include my creative inventory.
I only realized this when we had our cleaning party last weekend.
I was cleaning mirrors after children had cleaned mirrors;)
I started counting and was a bit taken aback.
Then I started thinking about my life the past few years…
How things are drawn to a person…
How who you are and what you are about seems to surface both literally and figuratively.
In an introduction to some journaling time at work I shared this…my 30 mirrors.
They might have categorized this as one of my randoms thoughts pulled from the air.
You cannot force reflection…being reflective.
I can ask you to look at yourself…30 times.
It does not mean you will see…or even truly look.
Having 30 mirrors does not give me reflective children, or even children who truly see their beauty.
If it is possible to be too reflective, I am.
Perhaps my mirrors were to bring light to behavior in my house that wasn’t working.
I’m not sure the mirrors were what changed things.
I like the idea of the symbol of a mirror…the meaning and possibility.
Father Greg Boyle quoted Mother Theresa when he said, “we forgot that we belong to one another.”
He went on to say that we are called to reside at the perimeter. Invite others in. He says serving others is the hallway to the grand ballroom of kinship. We should show up, hold a mirror up so that we might help one another remember who we are and why we are here.
I like that…very much.

About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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