Tracks In The Dust

A Father's Advice About Learning the Mission of Life

A Combination of Reflections

Something I always wanted to tell my kids, and didn’t get to enough.  Personal reflection, like a mirror, is not always easy to look at. You are a combination of so many things that came before you: your family, your friends, your lovers,your teachers, your spritual mentors, even your enemies. And when you stare into the mirror, what do you see?
There are days to see your successes, days where you wonder how you got “here” and times when the only thing you see looks like a stranger. Days when you don’t like yourself very much, and others when you can’t believe you could be happier. No matter what you see you have to be ready to put your life & your reflection in perspective ( sort of like moving closer to the mirror or standing way back).  You are the person you are now. You can choose to accept it or choose to change it. You can look for small things to do, or make sweeping changes that could effect the entire direction of your life.

Accept change, embrace the unknown future with hope. Someone once said that life was like a roller coaster, or it could be more like a merry-go-round. Either way it is moving and you are in it- made up of everything that you have experienced since the day you were born.  Take joy in that, make a difference in all you do… while you are here on Earth, and share the mission of the tracks you are making.

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One thought on “A Combination of Reflections

  1. Very right. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think: ‘is that really my face?’. Weird thing.


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